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Uber launches ‘quiet mode’


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Uber is now offering a ‘quiet mode’ feature for some riders who prefer to not have a conversation with their drivers.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences that became available on Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.
Now when you order a black car you have a list of preferences you can select before getting into the car.

Riders have been clamouring for a “quiet mode” for when they don’t want to chat.  So in the app you can now say you have no preference, quiet preferred, or happy to chat as your preferred conversation level. 

Premium riders can pick anything from the amount of conversation, to the temperature of the car. The new  preferences also include a request for help loading luggage.

There is no word yet on whether the ‘quiet mode’ will extend to Uber’s standard riders.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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