Say Hello To Uber On Messenger
Uber is always looking for new ways to connect people with safe, reliable transportation at the push of a button. Over the years, the Uber experience has become more social. With uberPOOL, we’ve not only made it more affordable to get around the city, but have also helped people make new connections when they share their trip. Today, in partnership with Facebook, we’re bringing you and your friends closer together right where you are: on Messenger.
Powered by Uber’s API, Messenger now enables its millions of users to sign up for Uber with one tap and request a ride, all without having to leave Messenger or download the Uber app. Ride status updates and ride receipts are delivered to a private conversation between you and Uber on Messenger, making it easy to track your Uber ride and payment history.
- Meeting a loved one for dinner? Send them the restaurant location on Messenger, and they can request a ride there by simply tapping on the address.
- Running late for a work meeting? Share your current Uber trip with coworkers through Messenger so they know exactly when you’ll arrive.
- Picking up friends in your Uber on the way to a concert? Request in Messenger and your friends will know when to be outside to jump into the Uber.
With Uber on Messenger, you and your friends can keep the conversation going, whether it’s on Messenger or in your Uber.
To get started, download the latest Messenger app, and either start a conversation with Uber and tap the car icon , or tap the more menu in any Messenger conversation and select Transportation. Never used Uber? No problem. You can sign up for a new Uber account within Messenger in a matter of seconds and start riding. Your first ride in Messenger is free, up to $20. Current Uber users can connect their existing account in Messenger and start requesting rides from any conversation.
With the ability to request, view, and pay for an Uber ride in Messenger, taking your next ride is as simple as sending a message (or an animated GIF). Uber on Messenger will start rolling out in the U.S. today, with more to come soon. We’re excited to continue working with Facebook to find more ways to bring people together — and bring even more of the Uber experience to Messenger.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]