Facebook Announces Transportation on Messenger with Uber as a Partner

Dec 17, 2015

Facebook has announced the addition of a Transportation option to its Messenger app, and its first partner is Uber. Facebook made the announcement in its newsroom, saying, "To get started, download the latest version of Messenger. Then, from within a conversation, tap the more menu and choose Transportation. You can also search directly for Uber - our first partner - and tap the car icon to request a ride. From there, you'll receive updates on your driver's status and notify your friends that you've called a ride."

In other words, you can order and track your Uber ride without ever leaving the Facebook Messenger app. Your first ride will be free, up to $20. The new functionality is being tested now and is only available in markets where Uber already operates.