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SAN FRANCISCO - The Uber app received a few updates which the company says will create less hassles should you need to get a ride for you or a friend over the holiday season. 

Here is a list of the new features:

1. Live location

The ride-hailing service has added live location sharing, which will allow your driver to see your location once you tap the grey icon on the bottom right of the screen. When you’re walking to your pickup location, this feature is helpful so that your driver can see where you are in real-time and not be confused when you take a while to get there. 

2. Guest-hailing feature

The company has also updated its guest hailing feature. It now allows you to hail rides for friends or family members and let them communicate with the driver via text. Just tap “where to,” and you’ll be able to add a different rider at the top of the screen.

3. In- app gifting 

Lastly, Uber has added in-app gifting, so you can send Uber credits to your friends without having to leave the app. So if your friend is stuck anywhere and needs your help, this can save the day. The new features are available today.