Google Maps Users Can Now Book and Pay for Uber Rides Without Ever Leaving the App

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    Google is rolling out an update to Google Maps for iOS that lets users request a ride from Uber without ever having to leave the app.

    Previously, users of Maps could get a ride cost estimate and start the process of hailing a ride, but would eventually be kicked into the Uber app proper for confirmation and payment.

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    Now however, users can book and pay for an Uber directly within Google Maps, without having to have the official Uber app installed on their device, thanks to a redesigned "ride services" section.

    Google announced the update on Thursday in a blog post, explaining that Maps users need only to sign in to their existing Uber account (or create one) in order to book an Uber ride, track the driver on the map, and connect with the driver, all from within the Maps app.


    Users are also able to take a look at information about their destination while en route, with menus, hours, and other details available in-app. Though listed in the ride services section, Lyft currently doesn't appear to support the same booking process as yet. The Maps update is currently being rolled out globally and should appear on user's phones any time now.

    Google Maps is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]


    Article Link: Google Maps Users Can Now Book and Pay for Uber Rides Without Ever Leaving the App
     
  2. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    This won't really impact me i don't really use fubar... err i mean uber
     
  3. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    I'm sure Google gets a nice commission on each ride they book.
     
  4. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    Apple maps has had this feature since September when iOS 19 came out. Google copy everything from apple.
     
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    too bad Uber has been banned from my Country. Its so convenient whenever i travel
     
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    Apple maps isn't the mapping solution of choice for everyone using an iOS device. Google adding features for customers who use Google Maps is a good thing. Btw, it's Samsung, not Google. Samsung is copier:rolleyes:;) If you're going to disparage a company, at least disparage the right one.
     
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    Until Google one days cuts them off and replaces with own service inside Maps. Great day it'll be too, couldn't happen to a nicer guy that Uber CEO
     
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    Since when did ios 19 came out? do you live in the future? What does iOS 19 looks like :eek:
     
  10. WBRacing macrumors 6502a

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    Err... just taking the most basic of examples:

    Google Maps Launched: February 2005
    Apple Maps Launched: September 2012

    Either you were making a poor attempt at a sarcastic comment else lucked in with a typo whilst stuck in the reality distortion field.
     
  11. mdelvecchio macrumors 68040

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    Fake news.
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    People love to bag on Apple for "catching up" on certain features, so...fair's fair, right? Apple Maps already has this. Google DOOMed?
     

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