Uber has introduced a feature called Family Profiles which allows a user to load up to five sub-users (family members or colleagues) who will be able to travel using the credit card of the principal Uber account holder.
While the sub-users will be able to travel using the credit card of the principal Uber account holder, but they will never be able to access the card details through the app. And the principal user will receive a receipt for every ride.
The feature provides some convenience. Uber notes that “You might be a parent to grown up kids who live in a different city or live at home with you. Instead of them nagging you for your card details every time they want to order an Uber, Family Profiles allows your children to safely and efficiently use your card on their own account.
And “Your children might be at university or starting to work and this is one way you can support them, because we all know that students and young graduates could always use a little help from their parents! Having their Uber trips covered could ease the stresses of getting to exam venues, meetings or on nights out.”
How to to load the Family Profiles
“All you need to do is head over to “Settings” on your app menu, set up the Family Profile and add the payment method along with your family and friends.
“You can also easily add or remove members or delete the feature.”
This article was lifted from consumer affairs platform SATopShops