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Nextdoor introduces features to help at-risk neighbors


Nextdoor introduces features to help at-risk neighbors

A social networking app called Nextdoor is launching an interactive map that lets people help each other in their community during the ongoing COVID-19. The tool is called Help Map, which lets one mark themselves as available to help with anything from grocery shopping to child care.

The tool lets users add themselves to Help Map by providing details like name, home location, and profile picture. After being added, the user will be displayed to their local community, which then enables the users to list the ways in which they can offer their help to neighbors.

Meanwhile, the social network’s new Groups feature is also coming out of beta. For a while now, Groups has been part of the social networking app but the new version allows people to create groups with people that are far away, rather than limiting themselves to their immediate neighbors.

Nextdoor is one of many tech companies that are coming forward to help people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Before this, Google had planned to launch a new website to provide information on the outbreak later this week, while Microsoft’s Bing team has made an interactive map to track the number of cases worldwide.

The app is reportedly going to be available in the US from today and will come to international markets later this week.

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