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.

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