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Uber Wants To Use Facebook To Connect Pool Passengers Over Shared Interests

Uber Wants To Use Facebook To Connect Pool Passengers Over Shared Interests
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The ridesharing company would ask users to connect their Uber profile to their social info

Lauren Kirkwood
  • 17 february 2017

Uber hopes to make users of its UberPool feature—in which passengers share rides with one another to lower the per-person cost of the trip—more comfortable taking a ride with strangers by showing them what they may have in common. The ridesharing company filed a patent for a new feature that would ask users of the app to connect their Uber profile to their Facebook page, in order to let them know if they share friends or common interests with fellow pool passengers.

The information the company plans to share includes whether two passengers went to the same college, whether they’ve ever worked for the same company and whether they have the same hobbies.

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