Here’s How You Can Book Your Uber Ride through WhatsApp in India

Published:Nov 22, 202318:28
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Here’s How You Can Book Your Uber Ride through WhatsApp in India

New Delhi: In a global-first transfer, ride-hailing main Uber and Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Thursday introduced that individuals in India can now e book an Uber journey through the corporate's official WhatsApp chatbot. The service is being rolled out on a pilot foundation in Lucknow first, and can quickly be expanded to different cities within the nation. WhatsApp Banned Over 2 Million Indian Accounts in October 2021: Report. "We want to make it as easy as possible for all Indians to take an Uber trip. We are thrilled at this global-first integration for Uber, and look forward to rolling it out across India," mentioned Nandini Maheshwari, Senior Director, Enterprise Improvement, Uber APAC. Constructed on WhatsApp Enterprise Platform, the partnership will develop entry to Uber's mobility providers in one of many firm's largest worldwide markets. At present, the choice to e book a journey through WhatsApp will solely be obtainable in English however it will likely be expanded to different Indian languages quickly. "The Uber experience on WhatsApp is simple, familiar, and relatable for users and has the potential to accelerate adoption of Uber with a new category of riders in India," mentioned Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp India. With this integration, riders will not must obtain or use the Uber app. WhatsApp customers can e book an Uber journey by means of three easy methods: messaging to Uber's enterprise account quantity; scanning a QR code; or clicking a link on to open an Uber WhatsApp chat. They are going to be {asked} to supply pickup and drop off places. Customers will obtain upfront fare info and the motive force's anticipated time of arrival. "Riders get the same safety features and insurance protections as those who book trips via the Uber app directly," the corporate mentioned. They are going to be knowledgeable of the identify of the motive force and license plate of the motive force on reserving; have the ability to observe the situation of the motive force en path to the pickup level and have the ability to converse to the motive force anonymously utilizing a masked quantity. If the consumer selects the "emergency" choice whereas on the journey, they may obtain an inbound name from Uber's buyer assist workforce. Uber riders can even have entry to its security line quantity to name, if wanted, till 30 minutes after the journey ends. (The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 02, 2021 01:45 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports activities, entertainment and life-style, go online to our web site latestly.com).


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