How Nextdoor app is Helping to Connect Neighbours

Nextdoor, the hyperlocal social media app which connects neighbour to neighbour by postcode, has been buoyed by a hefty lift in use.

The number of active members on the app every day was up 80 per cent globally from February to March, amid a desperate scramble to reknit local communities as cities shut down.

For the uninitiated: to sign up, download the app, enter your postcode, and you’re dropped into the relevant neighbourhood forum in which to post community news and ask questions.

“The good news is that when people are sheltering in place at home, they are recognising the power of proximity and the need for their neighbours,” says Sarah Friar, the sunny chief executive of Nextdoor, self-appointed Chief Neighbour and a one-time Londoner

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