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6 Uber features you didn’t know about


Whether you’re new to Uber, or an Uber VIP, there might be a few features that you don’t know about.

     Multiple destinations
Whether you’re heading out for a weekend away and want to grab your friend en route to the airport, it’s easier than ever to pick up and drop off your friends while on a trip. Uber has introduced a feature that makes it easy for you to add multiple stops along your route, which means you no longer have to edit your destinations on a trip.

To access the feature, choose your adventure, tap the “+” next to the “Where To” destination box to add a stop(s) at any point before or during your trips. You can also add, change or remove the destination from the on trip screen accessible on the app.


     Uber Gift cards
Whether it’s a ride across the city or your favourite Uber Eats meal delivered at Uber speed, we’re making it even easier to get what you want, when you want it with Uber. Gift cards are available at Checkers, Shoprite and Pick n Pay stores nationwide and are available in R100 and R200 denominations and are directly redeemable through the app. How much easier could it get?



We want to give you the opportunity to thank and recognise your driver for the things they do to make your experience more memorable and fun. When you leave a compliment say, for your driver expertly navigating winding city streets, or for simply striking up a great conversation, a notification will show up on the driver’s home screen to let them know.


     In-app chat

Every great ride starts with the pickup, which is why we have added a way for you and drivers to chat right in the Uber app. To chat with your driver en route to collect you, go to the Uber feed and tap “contact” and then “chat.” When your driver receives a chat from you, it will be read aloud to them. Drivers can acknowledge receipt with one tap to their app to send a “thumbs up” to your app.


    uberX VIP

We believe that our top riders deserve a top Uber experience. This is why we launched uberX VIP, which allows a select few to unlock a unique vehicle view! UberX VIP matches loyal riders with top-rated driver-partners in your city, giving you the chance to enjoy premium service at no extra cost. To qualify as an uberX VIP rider all you need to do is take at least 20 trips a month and maintain a rating of 4.5 or more.


     Request a ride for a loved one

We’ve all been there. Those moments when your grandmother needs a ride to the shopping mall while you’re stuck at work. The good news? You can easily request a ride for a loved one directly through the app! When you set the pick-up location a fair distance away from your current location, we’ll automatically ask whether the ride is for a family member or friend. You can then select the rider from your address book, set their destination, and request the ride on their behalf. Once the driver is on the way, the rider will receive a text message with the driver’s details and a link to track the driver’s route. They’ll even be able to contact the driver directly. The driver will see the rider’s name, and be able to contact the rider directly, too.




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