If you use Uber to travel from one place to another, this is an update for you. Uber announced a comprehensive global overhaul of its app on Thursday, adding a slew of new features to help riders get anywhere with ease. Newly added features include a new home screen, a new way to track ride progress and more. According to the company, Uber’s redesigned app is intuitive, customized to each rider’s individual preferences, offering easy access to all services, consistent experiences and a smooth flow in the booking process. .
“Starting with a redesigned home screen, the new Uber app makes booking rides easier, taking into account each rider’s favorite destinations and products,” the company said in a release. This feature is being introduced for iOS Equipment, and will be available. Android Devices soon. Specifically, riders must ensure their device is up-to-date with the latest software available, and the latest version of the Uber app to experience the redesigned app and its new features.
Here’s what you need to know about the list of updates that will appear on the app as a result of the rollout of the new app redesign.
1. A new home screen
The home screen experience has been simplified to help riders book trips more easily, with fewer taps, right from the get-go. The new app also features a “Services” tab as a one-stop shop for riders to find all the product offers available in their city – from nearby Moto to Auto, Intercity, Rental, Reserve, Connect And much more. The new “Activity Hub” helps keep past and upcoming rides in one place.
2. More personalized
Booking favorites – ride types, locations, and more – also becomes easier with the new app. “Where?” On the home screen when tapped, “Saved Places” will appear for each rider, and the app will suggest a list of personalized destinations and ride types based on preferences, past trips, and most likely destinations. The app will also share personalized recommendations for ways to plan trips and save, based on how each rider uses Uber.
For example, if a rider normally uses Uber Auto, that will likely be the first option they see. And the app will also suggest other cheaper options, the company said.
3. A new way to track rider progress
Now, with Live Activities on the lock screen, riders can easily track the live progress of their ride and get important updates like vehicle details, latest ETA information, and trip status – all on the lock screen without opening the app.