Uber has added some new options right before the holidays that ought to create getting a ride for you or a friend a little easier. The ride-hailing service has added live location sharing, which can enable your driver to see your location once you tap the gray icon on the bottom right of the screen. this could be useful once you’re walking to your pickup location so your driver isn’t left in the dark.
Beacons are also being expanded (now available in NY, Chicago, and San Francisco), serving to you identify your ride in an ocean of Ubers. Uber has also updated its guest hailing feature, allowing you to hail rides for family members or friends and allow them to communicate with the driver via text, so you aren’t stuck in the middle. simply tap “where to,” and you’ll be ready to add a different rider at the top of the screen.
Finally, Uber has added in-app gifting, so you’ll send Uber credits to your friends without having to leave the app. It’s a nice way to tell that loved one who’s ruining dinner it’s time to go. The new features are available these days.