Google quietly stopped users from being able to book Uber rides through its Maps app (GOOGL)

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Business Insider—Google Maps has scrapped a feature allowing people to hail Uber rides inside its Google Maps app. The feature was disabled on iOS last summer, but it is unclear when exactly it was removed from Android. Now users have to click through to Uber's app via Google Maps. Google has scrapped a feature allowing users to hail Uber rides from inside its Google Maps app. Android Police spotted a support page, entitled "Request a Ride," on Monday. The page simply states: "You can no longer book Uber rides...

Google Maps no longer lets you book Uber rides without leaving the app. Google Maps giveth and now it has taketh away a handy Uber feature that had let you book rides without leaving the app. In 2016, Google Maps added the ability to book Uber rides directly, without any need to launch the Uber app, saving users time from hopping between apps. Now, the feature's gone from both the Android and iOS versions of Google Maps. SEE ALSO: Google Maps is trying to out-Yelp Yelp... and it might succeed Google Maps' support page has been updated to reflect the change, but...