SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Uber launched a new feature with its latest software update this week, and now passengers can split fares electronically with the simple “fare split” option on the app.
After requesting a ride, customers with the updated app will be able to access the “fare split” feature. They can then invite other friends from their contact list or enter the person’s mobile phone number manually. The app will then send a text to the other passenger, with a link that will either open the app (if they have it installed) or prompt them to download it and enter their payment information.
This could help prevent that awkward moment when a friend does not have cash to help pay for the ride.
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