Social networking neighbor app – Nextdoor launched in France

Free of advertisements, Nextdoor is free for use in European markets. Users can use the app to integrate better in their neighborhood.

On Thursday, Nextdoor, a social network that links up neighbors rather than friends, said it be launching in France.

Members can use Nextdoor’s app and website to ask their neighbors for advice on just about anything ranging from babysitters, how to contend with a rodent invasion to organizing local sports clubs.

As per SimilarWeb, an app measurement firm, Nextdoor attracted 12 million unique monthly visitors in the U.S. in January 2018. France will the fourth European market where the app will be launched.

Early in January, Nextdoor began testing the app in 200 neighborhoods in Paris. With today’s official launch Nextdoor will have 40,000 distinct neighborhoods.

The app is free for users in European markets and does not have in-app advertisements from sponsors.

Nextdoor had begun testing sponsored advertising in the U.S. in 2017.

As per Crunchbase, the firm has received funding to the tune of $285 million from major venture capitalist firms including Tiger Global Management, Benchmark, Byers, Greylock Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield.

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