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Uber Adds New Features to Celebrate Pride

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 5 months, 1 week ago


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To show support and help celebrate Pride month, Uber has announced some new app changes to make everyone feel more comfortable when using their service. See below for their new and inclusive changes.


For Drivers and Couriers

In the past it was quite tricky, if not impossible to change your name within the driver app. Now, to better support transgender drivers and couriers, users will be able to quickly change their display name directly in the app. Uber claims it is now as simple to change your display name as it is to update your phone number …

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Our Top 4 Biggest Safety Tips for Rideshare Drivers

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 5 months, 3 weeks ago


While Rideshare driving has come a long way, it can still be a dangerous job. The threat of robbery and violence is ever present when you are inviting strangers into your car for a living. This article aims to outline our top, most important, safety tips for Uber and Lyft drivers and our recommended strategies to reduce the likelihood of violence during a shift.

Vehicle Visibility

An easy and perhaps overlooked tip that greatly increases safety is to always keep your car in well-lit and visible areas when not moving. Keep your inside lights on and do not tint your …

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Using Lyft’s Location Filters to Earn More Money

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rideshare Knowledge 5 months, 3 weeks ago


Lyft’s location filters allow drivers to better control the rides they receive. Through Lyft’s filters, drivers can filter incoming rides in one of three ways: ‘Arrive on time’, ‘Head to destination’, and ‘Stay within area.’ By filtering your Lyft requests to better fit your current circumstance you can tailor your rides earn more money per hour.

The Three Location Filters

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Add a Video Message to Your Uber Eats Delivery (and other fun new features)

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 6 months ago

In Uber’s recent update, they added many new safety and convenience related features, but they also couldn’t resist adding a little more fun to the Uber app. From group grocery orders to video messaging, here are the entertaining updates that Uber has added to their app.


Group Grocery Orders

Struggling to split food costs with roommates, vacation buddies or family members? Uber Eats not lets you “group build” your perfect grocery cart and split the bill. Through Group Grocery Orders, Uber Eats allows users to invite participants to a shared grocery cart. Each participant can add items to a shared …

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Uber’s Family Profiles and Teen Accounts

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 6 months, 1 week ago

It really does take a village to raise a family, especially when your kids reach the teen years and think you are their own personal driver. Uber understands how hectic getting teens to and from school, sports practices, the mall, etc can be and has introduced family profiles to help parents get their kids where they need to go. 

Setting up a family profile allows you to link multiple Uber accounts together, so you can pay for rides and/or deliveries from a centralized account, plus receive real-time location and order updates for all your family members.

More specifically, within Uber’s …

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