Avail the Uber Ride-Hailing Service From WhatsApp
Yes, you heard that right! You can now avail yourself of the Uber ride-hailing service right from WhatsApp. How convenient is that? Here is all you need to know about booking an Uber cab from WhatsApp!
As shared by uber, this service will initially be launched in Lucknow and then in New Delhi. This feature will allow users to book an Uber via WhatsApp. The segment is expected to be launched by 2021. As per the announcements made by the company, this all-new service will provide users with the option of booking their rides through an Uber chatbot on WhatsApp.
Operational in India for the past eight years, Uber is available in a total of 70 cities today. Now, Indian users will be able to book a cab for themselves and their loved ones without having to open the app. You will no longer be required to download and install the Uber app. You can do everything from user registration to booking a ride, as well as getting the receipt of your trip through the WhatsApp chat interface.
This is great news for people who do not like to download several apps and find WhatsApp more convenient than other applications. Moreover, the process is extremely simple as well. All you need to do is, follow the steps given below, and you will be able to book a ride!
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application on your phone
Step 2: Send the WhatsApp message “Hi” to this number +91 792000002
Step 3: A chatbot will reply to you and ask for your pick up as well as drop-off locations
Step 4: Once you give the information, you will get the expected time of pick up as well as the fare information.
Imagine booking an Uber cab will be that easy. Moreover, the company also said they would offer the same insurance protection and safety features to the clients they give to the Uber app users. According to reports, they are planning to launch it initially in Lucknow to see how it goes, and later they will launch it in New Delhi in their second phase. So, Uber users in these cities will be able to book their cab through WhatsApp.
They also have plans of launching in the entire country by next year. This is truly a great step and can make many users very happy.