Uber Tipping Rolls Out in Canada, Available in Alberta and Ontario

Uber is rolling out a new policy today in the U.S. and Canada, where passengers will be able to tip drivers after rating them, directly from the company’s iOS app.

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There are 121 total cities launching this feature, which includes Canadian cities at launch (Edmonton; Calgary; London; Toronto), reports TechCrunch.

Drivers need to ensure their Uber Driver app is up to date to receive tips. For passengers, they can tip up to 30 days after a ride, either selecting from preset amounts or a custom tip. UberEATS also will offer a tipping option for drivers, but only 7 days retroactively.

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Uber says optional tipping will be available in every U.S. and Canadian city by the end of this July. The new feature is part of a previous ‘180 Days of Change’ announcement, a commitment by Uber to bring positive changes for drivers.

For Canada, today’s ’tipping’ launch is only available in cities within Ontario and Alberta, explained a company spokesperson via email.

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  • Vince

    The whole rating system will now be based on tips….

  • CMfly

    This is too bad, I am not a fan of tipping (Note I tip well I just don’t like the whole system) I would rather pay for a service what it should cost. This will just artificially lower the upfront cost of a service and some people will take advantage of the optional aspect and drivers will lose on those rides.

    If it were included by default then I think drivers would come out ahead and I would dislike it less 🙂