To celebrate and thank its drivers, the ride-sharing company will match all tips for one day only on July 18th.
How does it work?
Uber's decision to finally offer in-app tipping is long overdue and undoubtedly welcome by its drivers, but let's be clear: It's a move that passes the responsibility for decent pay onto Uber's riders, not Uber itself. Uber had repeatedly refused to include a tipping option in their app in recent years. Tips must be added within 24 hours of the ride to qualify for matching. The company won't collect service fees on tips. The app suggests a $1, $2 or $5 tip, and riders can enter a custom amount. Users will have up to 30 days after a trip to add a tip for rides.
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The changes are aimed at softening the image of Uber, which saw the resignation last month of company CEO Travis Kalanick at the urging of investors.
Drivers can select "trip details" or "trip history" to see how much they were tipped per trip and view their weekly summaries.
Tipping will also be available through the company's UberEats food-delivery program.