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Uber Makes It Easier For You to Book Rides For Family and Friends
It has a new feature that answers the need to "request for a guest."
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At one point you've probably had driver problems.

You've had to deal with worrying about how to have your child picked up from school, how a foreign friend would get to his hotel from the airport, or how to get your mother to the salon for her weekly manicure.

The good news is that when you update your Uber app, you’ll find that an added feature has just been released, allowing you to book a ride for a guest. This new feature makes the car-booking process easier and lets you secure rides for friends and loved ones straight from your contacts list.


Enter the name of who will be riding on the app, and then proceed with the usual booking functions. Uber will then send the booking details to the number you’ve selected from your contact list. Even if the rider does not have the Uber app, it will still be possible for you to book for him or her. The details sent to the guest rider include the car model, plate number, and a tracking link that opens up on a mobile browser. As for payment, you may either opt to pay with your card or have the rider pay in cash.


The guest feature is Uber’s response to making the service available for the less tech-savvy or those with no access to it. It is available in over 30 different countries upon updating the app. With “Request for a Guest,” you no longer have to go through the inconvenience of booking a private ride for someone else, serving as the middleman and having to relay all the information back and forth, between rider and driver.

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