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Uber app now allows tipping in MA and nationwide

Uber app now allows tipping in MA and nationwide

In the settlement, Uber agreed to allow drivers to solicit tips - and has now implemented that feature into the app nationwide.

How does it work?

That changes today. In an email sent to Uber's Fresno drivers, the company says the app has been updated to accept tips, which drivers can cash at any time using Instant Pay. On July 18th, Uber will celebrate its new in-app tipping feature by matching tips given on trips in the US, including the Queen City.

Riders can add a tip after rating their ride through the app.

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Tipping remains optional, but there are a few rules. If riders decide to tip the driver, they can easily choose from preset tip amounts or select a custom amount. Riders have 30 days after their trip to tip their driver. Drivers have to rate their rider first before they can see the receipt.

As recently as last summer, Uber expressed resistance to including tipping in its app. The company tested tipping in Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis.

Uber drivers have long asked the company to include the ability to tip in the app. The company will also match tips added within 24 hours of trips in that timeframe.