If you’re using the Uber app, you’re probably looking to keep things simple. We get it: you want a quick and convenient ride with everything taken care of, so you can just sit back and relax. We’re constantly updating our features to make sure your ride goes as smoothly as possible—and they’re all in the Uber app to make life even easier.
Share your trip
When you get the Uber app, you can make sure your friends and family always know where you are with the Share Your Trip function. When you request a ride or during a trip, simply swipe up and you’ll see a Send Status option – this creates a notification with your driver’s name, vehicle name and location which you can share with friends and family. You can also select up to 5 Trusted Contacts who will immediately receive your trip data whenever you use the Send Status function.
There’s nothing more awkward than asking friends for their share of the ride back from town after an evening out. Forget uncomfortable conversations and use the Split Fare feature. You can divide the fare amount with up to three people directly in the app (although they’ll all need their own Uber accounts) simply by swiping up, tapping your selected payment method and then choosing Split Fare. You can enter the names of those you’re splitting with and they’ll receive a notification to accept before the ride is up.
It’s hard enough to plan a group hangout without having to worry about how everyone is getting there and back. The Multiple Destinations feature allows you to add up to two extra stops along your route, so you can easily pick friends up your friends on the way out and then drop them home again without any hassle. When you go to enter your ride destination, just tap the + symbol next to the destination section to add extra destinations. You can also add, change or remove your stops once you’re on the move using the app.
When you’re in an early morning rush, even the short wait time for an Uber might knock you off-schedule. Scheduling a ride means that you don’t have to stress out about organizing your ride first thing because you can book it up to 30 days ahead of time. Just go to request a ride as normal and tap the icon of a car and a clock to set your preferred pick-up time and location, as well as your destination and the type of ride you want. You can still reschedule or cancel it up to 15 minutes before your ride.
Sound good? If you’re yet to take a ride with us, just start by downloading the Uber app and signing up. You’ll be enjoying the added convenience and travel safety of all the app’s features in no time at all.