Uber Bounce: Request a Ride for Someone Else!

Posted by: RideGuru Team May 03, 2022


Uber Bounce

Uber Bounce is an Uber feature that allows users to request a ride for someone who is in a different location. This feature is very handy for anyone who needs to book a ride for a friend, family member, client, babysitter, etc! Those who are on the receiving end of the ride will receive a message with instructions for their trip along with the driver and vehicle information. Not only does this feature improve the pick-up experience for riders, but also for drivers!

How It Works

  1. Tap “Where to?” and enter your friend’s pickup location.
  2. Tap “Confirm pickup.”
  3. Enter your friend’s contact details: Either select their contact information from your populated contacts or type in their mobile number.
  4. Select your friend. Make sure they have an arrow on their icon.
  5. Tap “Confirm Rider” and “Next.”

If you didn’t see the option to select “someone else,” try this instead:

  1. Tap the “Where to?” box.
  2. Tap the dropdown icon next to your name.
  3. Continue through the rest of the steps described above.

Once the trip is accepted, the rider will get text messages from Uber with detailed instructions about the ride and you will be able to track the ride from your phone. It is important to note that the Uber Bounce feature is only visible when a user requests a pick-up location that is a certain distance away from where they are currently located. In other words, you will not see the Bounce option on your normal requesting screen.

Have you used Uber Bounce? Let us know your experience in our forum!

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