A More Convenient Way to Tip Your Uber Driver

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Via The Points Guy, Uber riders in the US will soon be able to tip their drivers in-app!

Depending on your views about tipping, this new feature could be good or bad.  But if you’re going to tip your Uber driver, being able to do so in-app will be much easier.

Uber In App Tipping
No More Carrying Small Bills Around to Tip Your Uber Driver!

Here’s more about this news, and what it means for you.

Uber Adds In-App Tipping

Link:   Uber

Link:   Lyft

As of yesterday, June 20, 2017, Uber riders in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston now have the ability to leave their driver a tip through Uber’s app.  And Uber plans to roll out this feature nationwide by the end of July 2017.

In the past, Uber claimed to want to keep their service tip-free, so this option wasn’t available.  But riders often tipped their drivers in cash anyway.

Whether this new feature is a positive or negative change is up for debate.  But for folks who want to tip, it certainly makes it more convenient.

That said, Million Mile Secrets team members Jasmin and Harlan usually use Lyft instead, because they’ve had better experiences with them.

Harlan especially likes in-app tipping, because it’s good for the drivers!

Lyft has always allowed in-app tipping, and according to the Lyft drivers our team members have spoken too, they treat and pay their drivers better.

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Bottom Line

Uber plans to roll out in-app tipping across the US by the end of July 2017.

Folks will likely have their own opinions about whether this is a positive or negative change.  But it will certainly make tipping more convenient.

What do you think of Uber’s new in-app tipping option?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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