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Riding with Uber

Pickup Messages

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A quick, easy way to communicate with your driver

Pickup Messages make it easy for you to let your driver know how to find you, or to give a quick update on your status. Sending a message is as easy as sending a text but without leaving the app, and there are ready-to-go messages like “Be right there” that you can send with a tap.

Why it’s helpful

Easier for your driver, easier for you

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.

Requests made easy

Get a fast, convenient ride wherever you want to go.

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Know the cost before you ride, and pay the way you want.

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Quick pickups

Find your driver faster, so you can get where you need to go.

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Pickup Messages

Plan your trip

Get a ride that fits your schedule, not the other way around.

Extra stops

Schedule a ride

Calendar sync

Enjoy the ride

Make the most of your time in the back seat.

Share your status

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Ratings help keep Uber safe, reliable, and enjoyable for everyone. You can even add a tip for your driver.

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In-app tipping

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