Uber finally gave in! In-app tips start today in three cities

We knew Uber would eventually stop being stubborn and add in-app tipping.

Today they finally gave in.

Here’s some info Uber sent out to drivers today:

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Tipping is available starting today in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston:

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An Uber email to drivers.

Tipping is the first step of this 180-day initiative that Uber hopes will make drivers happy.

Here are the others:

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Uber email to drivers.

Here is what the tipping interface may look like:

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Screenshot from Uber.com.

Though it’s pretty simple, here is a page with a bunch of info on how tipping will work.

In a previous post we started a poll asking whether you are for or against in-app tipping from Uber. Go here to vote (includes geographical results).

Bottom line for riders: This will make things much less awkward, as drivers won’t know whether you’ve tipped them or not.

If you want to tip, you can. If you don’t, you don’t have to.

Thoughts?

One thought on “Uber finally gave in! In-app tips start today in three cities

  1. Pingback: Uber launches rider accounts for teens, only highest rated drivers will receive requests | easyjourneys

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