ue to the Coronavirus pandemic, trick or treating and Halloween parties may be cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some spooky fun. October is the month of scary treats, and this year most of it will probably be happening online. To make sure you make the most of Halloween, Facebook Messenger is bringing its users some new artwork and Augmented Reality experiences to make your messages and video calls spooktacular during this Fall season.
Through the month of October Facebook Messenger is bringing to life a virtual haunted house, each week users will get to discover different themed rooms from Dr. Madhaus’ Halloween Mansion. In addition to this, there will be 360 degree animated backgrounds and Augmented Reality effects which can be used to take photos and on video calls through the Facebook Messenger camera or activities in your Messenger Rooms.
If video chats and selfies aren't your thing, you can also send spooky stickers to your friends and family with Messengers new 16 piece Halloween sticker packs in purple, green, and of course orange themes including a pumpkin, bats, mummies, ghouls, or just a simple boo.
To enhance their spooky offering, Facebook Messenger has collaborated with Universal Pictures and Crash McCreery, a legendary character and creature designer to develop 360 backgrounds and Augmented Reality filters from the Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
To access all of these new spooky Augmented Reality features, simply open your Messenger camera and start taking photos or start a video call in your Messenger app or Messenger Room. This way you can celebrate Halloween with loved ones, even if it’s just virtually.