Do you tip your Uber driver? Uber has always prided itself on being a cashless experience, arguing since its inception that driver tips are only optional — and maybe even unnecessary. Even as its main rival Lyft bragged about the millions of dollars its drivers were collecting in tips, Uber stood steadfast against a growing number of drivers clamoring for tips. Until today.
The embattled ride-hail company announced Tuesday that tipping was finally coming to the Uber app. Starting today, tipping will be available in three cities: Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston. After the company’s product team works out all the kinks, the option will be rolled out nationwide by the end of July.