You've booked yourself a car home in your ridesharing app when you decide to drop off your friend along the way. To save you starting a new ride on the app or negotiating with the driver, Lyft now includes the option to add different stops to your journey.
The San Francisco-based car-booking app is adding the ability to add extra stop-offs right there on your phone, by specifying the extra stop within the app. You can choose the extra stop by choosing a spot on the map or entering an address.
Multiple drop-offs are a feature that ridesharing rival Uber doesn't yet offer. Without the option to arrange multiple stops, if you invite a friend for a ride after you've booked the car or decide to pick someone up along the way, it's a hassle to cancel the booking and rebook, haggle with the driver to change his route or add a new destination after you've arrived.
Lyft, which is available in dozens of US cities and several in southeast Asia, already allows you to split the fare with a friend, so now you can drop them off in the right place and pay for the ride all within the app.