Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride

I couldn’t resist making this

I couldn’t resist making this

Google Maps is a still a one-stop shop for a lot of different features, all to help you get from one place to another. This feature shows info made available by the ride-service providers.

Previously, Android users with Google Maps installed and an active Uber account could see price estimates for Uber rides and book trips directly through the Maps interface. Providing this is a permanent change, Uber may have just decided that it was exhausted of losing potential app users to Google Maps.

Since Lyft's integration still works inside Google Maps, I guess it was Uber that chose to remove this cool integration. Uber would nearly certainly prefer customers to use its own app anyway, so perhaps Uber, rather than Google, was behind the decision to block Maps integration. However, when it comes to booking an Uber, you can no longer do it directly from the Android version of Google Maps. "But you can still look up the route in the Maps app and then request the ride from the Uber app". However, in order to complete the booking, the Maps app will now open the Uber app. The iOS version of the app lost the feature last Summer, and now it's been excised from the Android version, as spotted by Android Police. As of now, Google hasn't confirmed anything as to why it dropped the feature.

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Or you could just use Lyft, which still has Google Maps integration and has a much better company track record.

In October 2017, Google's venture capital arm CapitalG invested $1 billion United States dollars in Lyft, Uber's primary rival in the US. Google removed the feature from that other platform's app not too long ago as well.

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