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This article was published on April 14, 2017

Uber now lets you hide your address when requesting a ride

Uber now lets you hide your address when requesting a ride
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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If you’re wary of potentially sketchy Uber drivers finding out exactly where you live, you’ll be glad to know the company has a fix in the form of a clever update to its app for users in the US.

Instead of sharing your address, you can now enter in the names of cross streets as a pick-up or drop-off destination. That’s handy for when you don’t want to disclose your location.

To use it, simply type in the two street names of a cross you can get to, (e.g. Van Ness & Broadway), and make your way there to be picked up curbside.

Alternatively, you can also have the app detect your location and then drag the map pin to a cross or anywhere else that’s convenient to you.

The new feature is rolling out across the US now.

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