Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings

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Now, Google is strangely removing a big portion of that functionality. On Monday, Android Police was one of the first to notice that Google has updated its online documentation to clarify that the ability to request a ride via Uber within the app has been deactivated.

It appears that all ride-sharing apps don't work from within Google Maps anymore, not just Uber. However, for reasons now unknown, Google just removed that integration.

Early past year Google announced that it was partnering with Uber to offer integration with the popular ride-sharing service directly within Google Maps. This meant less steps for users which could also help drive the number Uber rides.

While you used to be able to schedule an Uber directly from the app, Google Maps for Android will now show you the estimate for a auto taking you from point "A" to point "B" and also will display the cars available to pick you up. This cool integration is now gone! The change means that, in the USA at least, only Lyft is integrated as a route option when using Google Maps for directions.

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Have a low-end phone or tiny data cap? The feature was available for a little over a year, going live back in January of 2017. While the feature was active, you wouldn't even need to have the Uber app installed. The company says Uber Lite is a native app designed for people with ...

Or you could just use Lyft, which still has Google Maps integration and has a much better company track record.

We haven't seen confirmation of Uber's removal from Google, so we don't know the reasoning behind it or exactly when it happened.

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