It happens to the best of us, a meeting runs late, you get stuck in traffic, or your flight was delayed, and before you know it you’re making calls and sending messages to let people know you’re behind schedule.

Luckily there is a Uber feature that allows you to let your friends and family know you’re safely on your way, with just a tap of a button. Once you are on your way, you can swipe up on your app screen and tap Send Status. This shares your trip details with friends or family. They’ll receive a SMS text message with a link. Opening the link displays your driver’s first name, vehicle info, and your map location in real-time.


  • After your ride starts, tap ‘SHARE ETA’
  • Select friends and family to share your ETA with from your contacts
  • They will receive a link to your live trip map via text message and be able to follow your progress until your ride ends.
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