Now Request Rides for Others

As more people use Uber, feedback from riders and drivers has become an important source of inspiration for new app features. After all, no one knows better how to improve the Uber experience than the people who use it day in, day out.

One feature Riders have frequently requested for from us is an easy way to request for family and friends. That’s why we are excited to announce that you can now ‘Request Rides for Others’ through your android devices.


  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Uber app
  • Place your pin on your friends’ pick-up location and request
  • Pick your friends’ contact information from your address book
  • Select the preferred payment method


  • On confirming the request, the rider will get an SMS with details about the trip they are taking and the driver phone number, so they can contact them directly


Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us directly at

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