You can now tip your Uber driver in the US and Canada

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If you’re an Uber or UberEATS user in North America, you can now tip your driver through the app.

The new feature addition is part of Uber’s 180 Days of Change campaign announced in late June, which outlined a number of key focus areas for the company.

Adding driver tipping to the app was one.

While tipping was initially available in three US cities, the company has now rolled out the feature to around 100 additional cities including a handful in Canada.

Tipping is entirely optional, and can be done using the app after a delivery has been made or a trip has been completed. Drivers can also choose to accept the tip.

And for those wondering how tipping might affect your Uber rider rating, the tip is associated with the trip and “not your name”.

The ride-hailing company has also reduced the free waiting period of Uber drivers from five minutes to two. Riders who leave their Ubers waiting for more than two minutes will now pay a penalty fee. This addition is now available in all US and Canadian cities.

There’s no word on when the tipping and pay-to-wait features will hit South Africa, but Uber confirmed that tipping should be available in every city in the United States and Canada “by the end of July 2017”.



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