Uber Introduces New Helpful Feature in Rochester
Don't have the Uber app, don't know how to use the service, your phone died, or you want to help get your intoxicated friend home - Uber has you covered! Uber has updated their system with a new feature that I think everyone will find useful. Check it out!
According to Mashable, "Uber has finally added a feature that allows you to order a ride for someone else. But critically, this new features puts the Uber you ordered in contact with the person who is riding, rather than directing all communications to you by default."
I'm not going to lie, I could have used this the other night. My friend had a bit too much to drink, and was trying to get home via Uber and failing miserably. I finally snatched her phone, and figured it out. It would have been a heck of a lot easier, with less of a struggle, had I been able to order it via my phone.
They say ordering a ride for someone else works the same way as ordering a ride for yourself. But now a new "who will be riding?" prompt allows you to add someone else by name or number.
Uber is marketing this for senior citizens, but there are so many benefits to this new feature.