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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber is taking its ride-hailing app down a new road in an effort to make it smarter, simpler and more fun to use. The redesigned app also will seek to mine personal information stored on smartphones in a change that could raise privacy concerns, even though it will be up to individual users to let Uber peer into their calendars and address books.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber is releasing its biggest redesign since it launched in 2010


Uber's app is about to get a huge facelift. 

The ride-sharing company released its biggest redesign to its monstrous app yesterday since its launch six years ago. 

The app will now include features that can predict the arrival times of your ride, give upfront prices, suggest the best street corner to be picked up on, and pinpoint friends who might also be using the UberPool feature. 

Uber is hoping these changes might push more people to use the UberPool feature of its app, which is a service that lets you share a ride with another person in order to bring down the cost for both riders. 

"Around 40% of rides (in San Francisco) are with UberPool, and we think that if you see that you might arrive at the same time with it but be paying far less, more people might start using it," CEO Travis Kalanick told a small group of reporters at a demo. 

Some big names online are totally for Uber's new look and features. 

But it's also drawing widespread praise. 

Let us know!


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