Uber hasn’t even been around for a decade yet, and it’s still already a pretty firmly established option for getting from Point A to Point B. The popular transportation company has brought a lot of convenience for riders in the cities it’s active in, and despite setbacks (negative press, issues with some of its policies, bans in certain cities, et cetera), it’s still massively popular. The list of cities you can find Uber in just keeps growing, and it doesn’t seem ready to stop yet. Uber makes it really easy to use its app, and often it’s cheaper for riders than other options, like the typical cab. However, one small irritant when using Uber in the past has been that if you wanted to call an Uber and go to more than one stop (Point A to Point B to Point C), it was a frustrating hassle. Now, however, Uber has finally integrated a way to add multiple stops to your trips when you call for a ride.
When making more than one stop with Uber before, riders had to inform the Uber driver after they had already been picked up and were in the car with them. The driver would then have to figure out how to get to each place while they were driving. This was sometimes confusing for newer Uber drivers. It also added a layer of inconvenience if the address had strange spelling or if the rider didn’t have any idea where the first stop actually was. And it could be unfortunate for drivers and riders alike if someone stayed at a stop for too long—drivers would have to simply sit and idle, while riders would have to pay a bit extra, because the clock was supposed to be kept running while at each stop. For any of these reasons, some drivers could become annoyed if a rider asked to add another stop to their trip.
Now, though, Uber has finally caught up to Lyft in this area, making it easy to add additional stops (which Lyft has had in their app for about a year now). If you need to run into the grocery store really quickly on the way to a Christmas party, you can program that into your route before the driver even gets there to pick you up. You can even add two extra stops if you’d like, which is an added bonus. Adding an extra stop (or two) is simple. In the app, there is a plus sign ‘+’ next to the “Where To?” box. When you touch the plus sign, you can select “Add a Stop” and enter the location, then “Add a Stop” again if you are adding a second one. Then you just tap “Save” and don’t have to worry about it again. You are supposed to keep your stops to less than three minutes, but this can certainly be doable if you just need to run grab a bag of snacks or pick up something you left at work before arriving at your actual destination. If you use Uber, the ability to add multiple stops is just a nice added convenience that can make all the different trips you need to make much more efficient.