#Uber has just announced a new feature called ‘Family Profiles‘ which will essentially let one person pay for a group of friends or family’s rides. This essentially lets anyone in the group take a ride on Uber, with the chief member billed automatically for each ride taken by another member. This feature is currently limited to Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix.
All you have to do is find the Family Profiles option on the Uber app and add up to 10 contacts from your phone book. The contacts don’t necessarily have to be family or in Uber’s words “we let you decide who is family.” Once you have picked the contacts, they will have to accept your invitation on the app or via the email link they get and start taking their Uber rides to get the ball rolling. It’s a fairly simple process really.
While taking the rides, users will get to choose from ‘Personal’ or ‘Family’ as you can see in the GIF below.
But we feel there could be some room for exploitation by the riders here as only one person is paying for the rides. But Uber trusts you to add only the best people in your Family Profiles, so it shouldn’t be that much of a concern really.
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