Uber Adds Ability to Get a Ride to a Person, Instead of a Place
Uber on Wednesday announced a new feature in the ride-hailing app that lets users choose a person as a destination, instead of an address.
“You’re doing more than just going somewhere,” a company spokesperson wrote in a blog post. “You’re often going somewhere to meet someone.”
To use the feature, app users must sync their contacts with the app, then they can type in a friend's name in the “Where to?” box in the app. That sends a request to the person for their location, and once they approve, Uber requests a driver from your destination to theirs.
The app can then share updates on your ride so your friend knows when to expect you.
Uber also announced a second related feature, which integrates messaging app Snapchat and offers a custom filter for Snaps you send on the ride.