Starting today, we’re introducing a new feature on the driver app – Driver Destinations – where driver-partners can indicate where they’re heading so we can find trips that are on the way.
We’re consistently looking for new ways to enhance our app to better serve the needs of our driver-partners. Based on past feedback we've received, we’re excited that this feature can help make your last trip of the day count even more.
The “Driver Destinations” feature will allow driver-partners to set their destination twice a day when they want to be matched only with riders traveling in a similar direction. Whether it’s driving back home at the end of the day or running errands around town, driver-partners can set their destination to earn fares that are along their route.
Drivers can set a destination in 3 quick steps:
1. Tap the clipboard icon in the top corner of the app
2. Select a saved location or search for a new address
3. Start driving toward the destination—Uber will automatically filter requests for trips along the way
This feature is currently being tested out with a segment of driver-partners in Melbourne and we’re looking to bring this feature to all driver-partners within the next few weeks.
Setting a destination is an easy way to get where you’re going and earn money taking trips along the way. Whether it’s commuting to areas where rides are needed most, driving back home at the end of the day, or running errands around town, you have the power to control both when you drive and where you’ll end up.
We’ve gathered answers to the top questions we’ve gotten about Driver Destinations so you can make your time even more valuable.
How do I set a destination?
To set your destination, wait until you’re not on a trip. Then, tap the clipboard icon at the top of your screen, and select “Set a destination.” You’ll be prompted to select a saved location or type a new address—the more specific, the better.
Once you’ve entered a location, start driving toward your destination. Uber will automatically start looking only for trips that are along a similar route.
Will riders be going to the exact same place as me?
Not necessarily. Setting a destination means you’ll be matched with riders going in the same general direction, but their dropoff location may be well before your destination, or in some cases just beyond it. Think of setting a destination as a way to protect against being taken too far out of your way, instead of as a tool that will get you a rider going to the same exact place as you.
How often can I set a destination?
You can set your destination twice per day.
Note: You're welcome to nominate a destination wherever or whenever you like. However it's worth noting that the farther away you’re traveling, the more opportunity there is to overlap with riders’ routes.
It doesn’t seem to be working—why haven’t I gotten a match?
Remember, setting a destination means you’ll only get requests for rides going in a similar direction—there won’t always be someone going your way, and you won’t get a match every time.