Google Maps Removed Uber Booking Feature for Android – Read What It Means for You as a Passenger

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Google Maps on Android can no longer be used to book Uber rides, Android Police reports. Read the details on Nexter.org

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Source: developpez.com

Android follows Uber

Google removed the features that allowed booking an Uber suggested by Google Maps. However, you can still find the route in Google Maps and request the ride from the app, you won’t be able to do it directly.

The ability to book Uber rides in Maps was first added at the beginning of 2017. Users were able to enter a location and request an Uber without leaving Google Maps. It was very comfortable way to find a car, and now it’s gone.

iOS version lost the feature last summer. It’s still unclear why the decision was made and who’s responsible for it, but Android Police made some suggestions.

This integration was made to avoid the aggressive location tracking inside the Uber app, but the company “would almost certainly prefer customers to use its own app anyway, so perhaps Uber, rather than Google, was behind the decision to block Maps integration.”

Recently, Uber announced it would launch the electric-bicycle rental service in Europe to expand the number of environmentally-friendly forms of transportation.


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