You can now tip your Uber driver via the app in Pittsburgh

18 July, 2017, 07:39 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • Tipping through Uber app begins in Las Vegas

That changes today. In an email sent to Uber's Fresno drivers, the company says the app has been updated to accept tips, which drivers can cash at any time using Instant Pay.

To celebrate, the rideshare company is matching every tip given by riders to drivers on July 18.

A press release sent out by the company said that tipping has always been desired by drivers but the new tip feature is optional for riders.

If Uber competitor Lyft's experience is any guide, local drivers could be in line for lots of tips.

Some California metros received the feature earlier this month. The feature reached Boston earlier this month and has now been launched for all drivers in the US and Canada. "Of course, Uber service fees are never deducted from your tips". The company tested tipping in Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis. The San Francisco-based company has also has a long history of battling with drivers over their classification as contractors rather than employees, along with issues surrounding wages and benefits. Riders have up to seven days to add a tip after their trip is complete. Drivers won't know if a rider tipped them or not when they go to rate the person. In fact riders tell us that one of the things they like most about Uber is that it's hassle-free.



LaVar Ball Explains Lonzo's Sneaker Choices
Lonzo Ball is "making a statement to the brands" by wearing a different shoe each Summer League game, according to his father. Industry sources said the traditional companies have offered Lonzo Ball deals in the range of $1.5 million per year.

Wind gusts of up to 70 km/hour expected in some wildfire zones
Fire crews responded to the fire and there is no increased risk to nearby properties at this time. Many people were displaced and have been staying at evacuation centres in Kamloops.

Mindy Kaling Expecting Her First Child With A Mystery Beau
She has, however, not revealed anything about her dating life in a long time and was last linked to Cory Booker earlier this year. Speaking to Yahoo! Style in 2015, Kaling said she was taking a relaxed attitude towards having children.

Risky chemicals detected in macaroni and cheese powder
The report which is available online says that "Cheese powder generally had higher levels of phthalate than cheese slices". According to the National Toxicology Program, the phthalate DEHP is likely to cause cancer, based on evidence in mice.

Trump continues attack on media over Russian case
Trump said the same during a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One as he flew to Paris last week. Trump Jr. responded in part, "if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer".