Uber App Gets Major Redesign in India; Brings New Home Screen, More Personalisation Options

Uber has started rolling out a significant update to its app bringing many new changes.

  • Uber has rolled out a major update to its app in India.
  • It is the first major update after 6 years.
  • The update brings new home screen and more personalisation options.


Uber is a San Francisco-based technology company that provides mobility services such as ride booking, food delivery, and more. Even though food delivery through Uber Eats in India is not operational since Zomato has acquired the same. The company is rolling out a new update for the Uber rider app. The update brings many changes and is the first significant update to reach the app in six years. The company said the update is a comprehensive global revamp of its app and brings many new features to help riders go anywhere effortlessly.

Everything to Know About Uber’s Redesigned App

The update has made the app intuitive and more convenient than ever before. It offers a better customer experience by making the app more straightforward and customizable. The company allows the app to be customized to the individual preferences of each rider. Apart from offering easy access to all services, it also provides a consistent experience and smooth flow throughout the booking process.

The changes in the update start right from the home screen, which gets a redesigned landing page. The app also makes booking rides easier by considering the most preferred destinations and products for each rider. Essentially, Uber has reduced the number of taps required for booking.

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The app features a Services tab that displays all product offerings available to riders. For example, the users can find all product offerings in their city, such as a nearby Moto to Auto, Intercity, Rentals, Reserve, Connect, and more. Apart from this, the new Activity Hub also keeps track of past and upcoming rides all in one place.

As we mentioned, the update has made the app more customizable. The users can set their favorites, such as ride types, locations, and more, making the ride booking process effortless. The “Where to?” button on the home screen will suggest a list of personalized destinations and ride types based on preferences, past trips, and most likely destinations.

Further, the app will also share personalized recommendations for planning travel and saving money based on each rider’s riding pattern. The company explains that if a rider regularly uses Uber Auto, it will likely be their first option. Apart from this, the app will also suggest other affordable options.

One of the significant changes is the way to track the live status of rides. The app provides an option to display live activities on the lock screen of their smartphone. It will help the users to track the progress of their rides easily. The app will display vehicle details, ETA information, and trip status on the lock screen.

Uber says the lock screen feature is currently rolling out for iOS devices. The feature will be available for Android smartphones in the future. The company requests its users to update to the latest version to enjoy all these new features. Have you updated your Uber app to the latest version? Please let us know about your experiences with the updated app.