Uber rolls out tipping nationwide

Andrew Cummings
July 18, 2017

Starting Monday, Uber users will now see "tipping" as a new feature in their Uber app.

How does it work?

The days of not feeling obligated to tip your Uber driver have come to an end in CT. Tipping won't affect a rider's rating on Uber, the company said.

The change is part of what Uber bills as "180 Days of Change", saying "it's the right thing to do, it's long overdue, and there's no time like the present".

Choose a preset tip amount or set a custom tip. If you rate your driver without tipping, you can go back and add a tip up to 30 days later.

Uber announced the tip feature last month and rolled it out in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston.

Tipping will also be available through the company's UberEats food-delivery program.

"Getting here took many months, and it started with listening and making changes based on what drivers told us they cared about", Prichard said.

"Through the end of the year, we'll be making changes big and small based on what drivers have asked for", Prichard said.

The company will match all tips given to drivers on July 18. "Now, riders have the option to recognize your service by adding a tip after their trip".

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