Facebook Messenger Partners with Uber for Booking Feature

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Facebook has added a transportation feature to its Messenger app.

Initially partnering with Uber, the feature enables users to directly book a ride from their conversations by choosing the transportation option from the more menu.

Users can then pay through the app, and notify their friends that theyve booked a ride. Updates on the driver’s status, along with payment receipts, will be delivered in a private conversation with Uber.

To promote the feature, Uber is offering a free first ride for anyone who sets up a new Uber account through Messenger or links up an existing account.

The feature is initially rolling out in the US, but Facebook claims it will come to more countries, with a wider range of partners, in the near future.