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Take care of your loved ones with the Uber Family Profile

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Happy families are made by spending time together. If travel arrangements keep getting in the way however, we might have a solution.  The Uber Family Profile is a nifty way to help you and your family create precious memories, taking care of the “but how to get there?” frustrations.

This handy tool on the Uber app lets you add up to 5 people to a Family Profile, who can travel using your account. Just head to the “Settings” section of the Uber app to set up a Family Profile. You can also set different default payment methods for different family members, remove and add members or disable the feature at any time so that you have full control over who is using the profile and how it’s being used. So, whose turn is it on the family profile? We’ve put together some ways for you to make the most of the Uber Family Profile feature:

Kids who have flown the nest

Parenthood doesn’t end when they leave home—and sometimes, neither does driving them around. If you can’t be there to do it physically, you can help them arrange their own ride by adding them to the Family Profile on Uber. You can set up the payment method (sorry, bank of mum and dad) and invite them to the account so that they’ve always got a stress-free and easy option to get where they need to go. You’ll also get a receipt for every trip, so you’ll know if you’re frequently funding late-night rides that don’t involve studying or overtime.

One-car families

Sharing a car with a partner or co-parent? Never mind arguing over who gets it first—soon you’ll be arguing over who gets to sit back and relax. Uber’s Family Profile feature means you can share the set-up and whoever is left without wheels can arrange a ride quickly and easily. It’s a great tool for busy family schedules that require you to be at multiple after-school activities at once.

The non-tech-savvy

Family means nobody gets left behind—not even the technologically challenged. Having a family Uber account allows the most smartphone-savvy member of the family to organize everyone else’s accounts, so the rest can ride without the stress. Younger adult generations who have parents who don’t smartphone very well, can help them out by setting up a profile on their behalf.

Event attendees

Trying to organize the next family get-together? Make it easier for everyone (and make sure they’ve got no excuses for missing out) by setting up an Uber Family Profile. Everyone can make their own way there and back home again without having to worry about fiddling around with the app and payment methods—and there are no arguments about who should be the designated driver.

The family you choose

Anyone you trust with the family car, you can now trust with the family Uber. If you have an assistant or child-minder who needs an easy way to get around, a Family Profile can make their day easier. The bill goes directly to you, so there’s no need to worry about invoicing, but they can request the rides themselves, which is ideal for running errands during the day.

Life is short – hop on board with the Uber family profile and make it count  for you and your loved ones.