Celebrate Halloween with Facebook
Today in a blog post, Facebook announced that it’s adding a few new on-theme features to help you get into the Halloween spirit:
- New Effects in Camera, Live and Messenger: Whether you’re just broadcasting your Halloween fun with Facebook Live or video calling someone in Facebook Messenger, you can try on dozens of spooky (and cute) masks, frames and stickers.
- Virtual Haunted House: This is an interactive game you play within Facebook’s Camera where you act as a trick ‘r treater trying to escape a haunted house by hopping up the walls. You control it by turning your head from side to side to change the direction in which you jump. You do this until you mess up and stumble, a bit like in other endless runner games like Temple Run. After playing, you can share your high score with your FB friends and challenge them to beat your record.
- Halloween-themed Backgrounds: If you want to share your favorite ghost story to Facebook but think that maybe your newsfeed isn’t creepy enough to do it justice, fear not: Facebook has made it so you can now use spooky backgrounds on your text posts. Just choose them from the same menu you would a normal color background option.
- Event Suggestions: In the Events section of both the app and desktop site Facebook will be sending prompts for Halloween events happening near you, so if you don’t already have plans you can still join in on the Halloween fun.