The Uber app is fairly handy already, however there's at all times room for enchancment. Earlier within the 12 months, the power to message your driver through in-app chat was added, and now Uber has a couple of extra enhancements that it hopes will assist ease the stress through the festive season.

Dwell location sharing is the headline addition. If you happen to've bought it turned on, the motive force will be capable to see precisely the place you’re in relation to the pickup level. So for those who're across the nook however in your, your driver will know to provide you a couple of additional seconds. That can assist you discover your driver, Uber is increasing its beacon program to NYC, SF, and Chicago. Beacons are windshield lights that may be lit up with any colour the rider chooses, making it simpler to identify your driver.

The 'Request for a Visitor' characteristic has additionally been improved. Your grandma will now obtain an SMS with the entire journey particulars, and he or she'll be capable to reply to contact the motive force instantly. Moving into the vacation spirit, the ultimate a part of the announcement introduces in-app gifting so you possibly can ship another person Uber credit score. Unsure that's the proper approach to say “whoops, I totally forgot to get you a present.”