In its effort to look for new ways to connect people with safe, reliable transportation, ride-sharing mobile-app based service Uber has partnered with Facebook to offer its services on Facebook’s Messenger app.
According to Uber, the service is powered by its API which enables Messenger’s users to request for a ride without having to leave Messenger or download the Uber app.
The service is said to be the first partner for the Transportation on the Messenger app, which will be available to select users in locations where Uber operates in the United States.
To get the service, customers just have to tap the car icon, or tap the more menu in any Messenger conversation and select Transportation. Those who has never used Uber can sign up for a new account within the app itself in a matter of seconds to start riding.
The service also allows users to request, view, and pay for the ride in the Messenger app itself. Uber said the service was rolled out in the U.S. yesterday with more to come soon.
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.