The latest reports confirm that Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else. This new feature allows you to request Uber rides for anyone, even if he/she doesn’t have the Uber app on his/her smartphone.
The company announced the news in a blog post by describing the feature as a tool that can benefit seniors, as their kids can simply request an Uber ride for them. Evidently, a spin-off of this is that more people will be using Uber, so whether or not it does end up helping senior citizens, it also has an effect on the company’s bottom line.
It was always easier to call a ride and specify another pickup point in case you yearned for, but the new feature makes simpler the process, letting both rider and driver to contact one another directly and still ensures the requester is the one who foots the bill.
How to Request Uber Rides for Anyone?
Whenever you set up the pickup away from your current location, you’ll be asked whether the Uber ride is for a friend or family member. Then, select the rider from your address book, set his/her destination, and request the ride on his/her behalf. In this way, you can request Uber rides for other people.
After the driver is on the way, the rider will get a text message with details about the ride along with a link to track the route. While all images on the blog post show off the new feature on a smartphone, the rider doesn’t require to own a phone for using the feature. Given that the rider can receive a text message, he/she is good to go.
However, the feature is not restricted to family members. So, one can request Uber rides for non-Uber users, which can be turned into Uber clients in the future. The feature is available starting today in over 30 countries with more coming soon. Ensure that you have the most up-to-date app to request Uber rides for anyone.
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