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Pickup notes

The app makes it fast and convenient for you to tell your driver how to find you or what your status is. No awkward calls required.

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Why it's helpful

Sometimes you want to give your driver a little extra detail ahead of the pickup. Now it’s even easier to share a tip (“I’m wearing a red jacket”) or send your driver a quick pre-written message like “I'm out front” with a single tap, right within the app.

We designed Pickup Messages to encourage safe driving, too. Drivers can have the messages read aloud, and they can simply tap to respond.

How it works

Request your ride

Tap to open the app and request a ride as you normally would.

Tap the ‘Any pickup notes?’ field

Select from pre-written messages or write your own.

Hit Send

Let your driver know where you are or other helpful updates.

Sign up

Download the app and set up your account so you’re ready the next time you need a ride.


Invite friends to use Uber, and they’ll get a discount on their first ride.

Options vary based on your city and region.