Lyft needs you to hail rides via Fb Messenger

Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger

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You possibly can already request an Uber automotive by way of Fb Messenger, however what should you choose to get round in Lyft automobiles? Don’t be concerned, you are coated. The mustachioed ridesharing outfit has launched a public programming toolkit that lets builders combine Lyft options into nearly any app, with Fb Messenger being the lead associate. When you occur to reside in certainly one of eleven launch cities (together with Austin, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC), now you can use Messenger to ask for a journey in between chats with your mates. The function will probably be obtainable to all Messenger customers within the US subsequent week.

The corporate hasn’t unveiled different app companions as we write this, however it’s nonetheless an enormous transfer for Lyft. Uber has had a public app toolkit for some time — this lets Lyft entice builders of its personal and get a presence the place you’d in any other case would not see it. Even when the help does not enterprise a lot additional than Fb Messenger, it’s going to be good to have extra decisions if you’re on the lookout for transportation.