The Messenger has now become a place to communicate seamlessly with everyone. From sending money, and talking to your any of your favorite merchant about a purchase or getting updates on your item’s delivery, to making plans with friends, sharing pictures and moments with your loved ones.
The Messenger now allows its users to order “Transportation,” starting with Uber, Lyfts and then with more services on the way. Now, a vast number of people all over the world use Facebook Messenger every month to engage with businesses because it’s straightforward, secure, and convenient and helps you keep everything in one place.
This Facebook’s unique feature is that ordering a car through Messenger informs those people in your chat thread that you have indeed grabbed a ride. However, instead of you lying that you have while still in your pajamas.
First of all, we’ll recommend you to update Facebook Messenger to make sure that you have the latest version of it.
- Launch your Facebook Messenger.
- Then tap on any of the existing chat threads. You will find a row of icons at the bottom of the chat.
- Tap on the Three Dots icon. Doing so will show a menu, which will contain the “Request a Ride” option. Click it.
- If Uber, or Lyft, or both are available in your area, the name of the company will appear. And you will find it along with the estimated arrival time to your location.
- Then you need to select a company you would like to order a car from.
- Now all you need to is to follow the prompts to sign in or register for a new account if you don’t have one.
- Alternately, the ride-share companies can also be searched for of your choice in the search bar within Messenger.
- As soon as your selection appears, you will need to tap on it. Doing so will open a chat window where you can click on “Request a Ride,” or you may just tap on the car icon in the bottom navigation and follow the prompts to register or sign-in.
- Tip: New Customer Deals are often noted when registering for the first time. However, you can take advantage of these deals, so you could score a credit or even win a free ride!
- Tip: As the ride-sharing feature is has been introduced recently, some of the specific directions for using it may change over time.
Note: This is not the first time; we have seen this before that a ridesharing app has hooked up with a messaging app. Thus, WeChat; a messaging and calling app, which is used mostly in the china, allows its users to book cars on ridesharing platforms. Hence, we can take the example of China’s Didi.
Thank you for reading. We hope this article will be helpful to you.