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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.

 



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