We're always looking for creative ways to simplify things in the Lyft app, and with our redesigned payment flow, we've done just that. For instance, we've made tipping a cinch with buttons for preset dollar amounts.
The screen defaults to no tip, since we understand tipping is a personal decision. But for those who wish to show their appreciation by adding a buck or two, we've made it easier than ever.
When passengers tap 'Price info,' they'll see a detailed breakdown of their ride cost, including Prime Time and how many Lyft credits they're using.
As indicated on the price breakdown, tips will always be charged to the passenger's credit card — even when the ride is compliments of Lyft credit. This means we've removed the cap on how much a passenger can tip. A few more points:
- For now, this is just a test. We're gathering feedback about the new pay experience from a small percentage of passengers as well as our Lyft Beta crew before rolling it out community-wide.
- Decimals are coming to ride payments in the near future. The new pay screen introduces a user interface that supports decimals, and we'll let you know when this important update is ready.
- Passengers will benefit from additional streamlined features, including the ability to switch credit cards or add a coupon without leaving the payment flow.
Finally, as is the tradition in the Lyft app, big tippers are rewarded with a mesmerizing balloon animation. You'll have to see it to believe it.
We're excited about the potential to raise your earnings by enhancing the app's functionality. While other rideshare platforms may not support tipping, we believe you deserve more.
Share your feedback with us, and look forward to more improvements to the app down the road.