#GoogleMaps #GoogleMapsUpdate – Google Maps latest update lets you book Uber rides from the app itself : Google Maps’ latest update is going to change the way one books the Uber rides. The Alphabet-owned company this time has made a massive overhaul to its ride services available in the Google Maps and announced that the latest version of Google Maps will now let users book a Uber ride through the app itself. The update is rolling out to both Android and iOS users.
Google integrated the ride services to its Maps in March last year. Previously, the Map allowed its user to check for price estimates and user had to finally log in to their the Uber app to book the rides. But now, Google says that Uber use can book their rides without leaving the Maps ever.
“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,” company noted on its blog.
Similar to Uber app, Maps user can access information about their destination while en route. They just have to swipe through the menus to view the details.
The Maps update also brings ore 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.”
Uber last year overhauled and fully redesigned its app, its most significant update since 2012. Though the new Uber app looks more interactive now, in case anyone finds it difficult to user Uber app, they now have an alternative to the app. The update is still awaited in India.
Source : indiatoday
Source : Indiatoday