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Uber Bookings No Longer Available On Google Maps

There is no explanation from Google.

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Highlights

  • Google removes Uber booking integrations from Maps for Android
  • Users will have to go to Uber app to finish the booking process
  • The Maps will show cost estimation and duration for an Uber ride
  • The services had already been removed for iOS users

Taking an unexpected move, Google has removed Uber’s integration from its Maps. Previously, Google has had the ability to book Uber rides, show price estimates and pickup wait time to Uber riders for a while. Uber gained the ability to book the ride through Google Maps back in January 2017, which has now come to an end with Google’s decision of removing the integration for the same. However, the giant has not explained any reason on why it is removing the integration from the Maps. 

Google’s step to take the ride-hailing app down from its Maps has taken Uber to the line of other apps including Lyft and Gett. Although the Uber integration has been removed, the Maps will show the estimated cost for the rides to the users but to book a ride, users will have to go to the app only. 

One possible reason may be Alphabet’s huge investment in Lyft. The updated message on Google Maps reads as “you can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps. But you can still look up the route in the Maps app and then request the ride from the Uber app.” The feature is not available for the iOS users also and it seems like the feature is gone for the good. Neither Google nor Uber has circulated any official statement on the issue. There is no news if the Uber booking will ever be made available on the Maps, as the Google has already updated its support page to reflect the change. 

Book your ride

Here is how you can book a ride via Google Maps:

  • Open Google Maps app either on Google or Android handset
  • Tap on the search icon to enter the destination
  • Tap on the directions option at the bottom of the page
  • Click to get ride option
  • Choose the preferred service (either Uber or any other ride-sharing service)
  • Google Maps will redirect you to the merchant’s website.  
     
Neha Baluni
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Neha Baluni

Being a Senior Technical Writer at MobileAppDaily, Neha Baluni loves jotting down her piece of opinion for the advancing technology in mobile app world. Having a journalism background, she is a writer by day and a reader by night. Her passion for writing covers different categories of technical and non-technical genre. In addition to writing, Neha loves traveling a lot.

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