Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride

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Now, Google is strangely removing a big portion of that functionality. "You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps", the page read. But instead of continuing the process of booking a ride, you now have to tap a button that reads "open app" to schedule the auto.

In January of 2017, Google made getting an Uber ride easier than ever by integrating Uber directly into Google Maps. However, for reasons now unknown, Google just removed that integration. When you try to book a ride in Google Maps now, you'll get a price range from Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing services, but you won't actually be able to book your Uber ride inside the app.

Now though, that service integration is gone - and we have no idea why.

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Uber has certainly changed how people get around.

It's possible that Google or Uber could make an official announcement explaining the feature removal, but for now, you'll have to use the Uber app directly if you want to book a ride through that service. If you don't have the app installed, you will be sent to the Google Play Store where you can install it. Uber would nearly certainly prefer customers to use its own app anyway, so perhaps Uber, rather than Google, was behind the decision to block Maps integration.


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