Uber Family Profiles Feature

What is Uber Family Profiles?

Uber riders have often requested a simple feature be added to Uber’s existing App — the ability to easily pay for friends and family.

In response to demands for a ‘family-style’ payment option, Uber recently announced Family Profiles, a feature that allows up to ten passengers to share ONE unified payment account.

How to Set Up Uber Family Profiles: 

To use Family Profiles, it’s important to note that Family Profiles specifies that there are two ‘parties’:

  1. Family Profile ORGANIZER
  2. Family Profile RIDER.

What is the role of the ORGANIZER?

The ORGANIZER is in charge of billing & setting up the ‘family network’.

Organizers must follow these simple steps (below) to add a Family Profile Network to their Uber Account:

  • Make sure you have an up-to-date version of the Uber App (if you don’t, download or update  the latest version of the Uber app).
  • On the Uber App, select Menu and navigate to ‘Settings’.
  • Scroll down, until you reach “Add a Family Profile”
  • Select the contacts you would like to add.

When a contact accepts your invitation, they are free to begin requesting rides from their own smartphone (specifying ‘Family Profile’ as their preferred payment method).

The cost of a trip will be billed to ‘Family Profile’ — the trip’s Organizer (i.e., the individual being charged) will automatically receive an emailed receipt for each ‘Family Profile’ trip.

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Who are the RIDERS?

‘Riders’ are the individuals within the Family Profile Account.

To add themselves as RIDERS to a Family Profile Network, users must follow these steps below:

  • Open up the inbound email invitation (sent from an Organizer), which invites riders to join & use Family Profiles in their Uber Account.
  • Click ‘Accept’.
  • Select ‘Family Profile’ as default payment method.
  • Once Family Profile is selected, simply request a ride — and await your vehicle.
  • The Organizer will receive a notification of your trip & associated bill to their email.

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Where is Family Profiles Available?

Family Profiles is currently available to all Uber users within the United States.

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