It took a while, but alternative cab service Lyft has finally added fare-splitting to its app, the company announced on its blog today.
Now, when you open the app, you can tap on “Split Payments” and invite up to five people from your contacts list to split a fare. Though the blog post doesn’t make a mention of it, the accompanying illustration shows that a $0.25 fee is applied when passengers use the feature.
Rival Uber has had fare-splitting since July 2013, a convenient feature many have surely been waiting to see in Lyft as well. Now, at last, you can skip the post-ride Venmo transaction to split a ride with friends — you can just do it with Lyft’s app.
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