Google Maps removes Direct Uber Booking Facility

As a sudden change, Google has removed the request a ride via Uber feature without explaining any reason. Google has removed the feature of direct Uber Booking from the Google Maps. Currently, the feature is redirecting the user to direct Uber App to book a ride.

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Since the launch of this feature, Google was advertising this feature via different means. They have even highlighted it as a main feature of the app. Users were able to book ride without moving to any third party app other than the Uber. We have seen many users using this feature on daily basis.

Beside the such popularity, we are unable to guess, why Google has suddenly disarmed the Direct Uber ride booking feature. It seems, some behind the doors meetings are not getting on the right node. The information is confirmed from one of Google Maps help pages, where they state that  “you can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps.”

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So, it seems now you must have Uber App on your device to book a ride.

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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