Google Maps latest update now makes it easy for users to book Uber ride directly from the Maps app without using the Uber app. Google also added an integration with Lyft to ride services in its app in the latest update which is rolling out globally to Android and iOS.
In a blogpost, Senior Project Manager at Google, Sara McKinkey said, “With today’s updates, you’ll now see more types of ride options and more actionable information. When you open ride services mode, instead of a long list of ride service providers and ride options, you’ll see the map you know and love, along with a carousel of ride service providers in your area. Just tap on your preferred provider to see a complete list of ride options and special offers or promotions,”
The blogpost further stated, We’re also trying out a new integration that lets you book, complete and pay for an Uber ride without ever leaving Google Maps-even if you don’t have the Uber app installed on your device. Once you sign into your existing Uber account (or create one), you can book an Uber ride, track your driver on the map, and connect with your driver-all from within the Google Maps app,”.
We tried out the new feature at HowToTechNaija and it was easy. Personally, I love this integration with Google Maps.
The Uber app has grown as a means of transportation recently here in this part of the world. With this update, the app may become redundant for those who would prefer to book Uber ride directly from Google maps.