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Uber Finally Added This Much-Needed Feature

Jun 09, 2016

Uber users will soon be able to pre-schedule a pickup request through the ride-hailing service's app, the company announced Thursday.

Riders can schedule a pickup request as far out as 30 days in advance of when they'll actually need a lift. Uber users in Seattle will be first to get the new feature, with an expansion to follow.

Uber competitor Lyft recently added a similar feature, while outside developers had created third-party apps for scheduling Uber rides in advance.

Still, the feature has its limitations. An Uber spokesperson tells TIME that riders won't be connected with drivers when they first make the request. Instead, the feature essentially allows Uber riders to pre-schedule their request — meaning there still may not be a driver available at the time of your requested pickup.

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