About a week and a half before 2015 was laid to rest two of the world’s biggest online companies, Facebook and Uber mentioned that they would be journeying in the same direction.
In mid-December Facebook issued a statement that it was testing a service that would allow users of its Messenger app to hail Uber rides directly from the app, without exiting a conversation or downloading the ride-hailing app.
Uber on Messenger was rolled out in the United States on Wednesday 22 December, said Uber in a blog post.
Messenger users can hail a ride in the latest version of the app by choosing “transportation” from a menu or by tapping on a car icon within a chat. The partnership between will provide a huge market and growth potential for Uber whereas for Facebook it’s all about making Messenger more appealing.
Facebook has been working hard to boost the appeal of its messenger service, enabling users to install a separate app to send and receive messages, and users can also send and receive money through Messenger.
With the Transportation on Messenger Service already rolled out in the United State… one wonders when the rest of the world will be granted an opportunity to use the service.
Facebook: Social Alligator