Ride-hailing major Uber has embedded the web version of its food delivery app – Uber Eats – into the main application in select markets.
The move is being seen as Uber’s attempt to persuade its main service users to try its food delivery business.
“We’re rolling out a new way to order Eats directly in the Uber app on Android (we’ve already been experimenting on iOS),” an Uber spokesperson was quoted as saying by the TechCrunch on Wednesday.
The move could give Uber a customer acquisition and retention edge on single-product competitors like Lyft or DoorDash.
San Francisco-based Uber had more than 91 million active riders and 3.9 million drivers across the world by December 2018, with services available over 63 countries and regions, according to its official website.
In the US, Uber fulfills 40 million rides every month.