Real talk: We're excited about the destination filter. This feature allows you to set a destination, and pick up passengers along the way. We're talking ridesharing in its purest form.
Cities with Lyft Line will see this feature included in the latest version of the app. It's really easy to use:
- Tap 'Add destination filter' and enter where you're going.
- Start driving, and if someone requests a ride along your route, you'll get a ping.
- Handle pickups and drop-offs just like any other Lyft Line ride.
Put simply, this is a Lyft Line ride where you're the first passenger.
The destination filter is perfect for your first and last ride of the day. Grab a passenger on your commute into the city and again when you're heading back home.
It's also handy for quick trips. Say you're out of eggs and need to make a Trader Joe's run — why not turn on the destination filter and see if any of your neighbors want to come along?
In the words of Product Manager David Dryjanski: "With the destination filter, all of your destinations have the potential to become Lyft Line rides."
Here are a few more good things to know:
- Once you tap 'Add destination filter,' we'll block any requests that aren't along your route. That means no Lyft classic rides or Lyft Plus requests, or any Lyft Line requests that aren't nearby.
- Pay works the same as it does for a normal Lyft Line. Prime Time still applies, at a percentage based on the first passenger's request.
- When you're using the destination filter, your time is not being counted toward your Power Driver Bonus. We don't want you to spend too much time on the destination filter, since you'll be filtering out the majority of requests.
- The destination filter can only be used twice in a day. Plan accordingly!
- You'll have a 10-second buffer after a drop-off, or once you've arrived at your destination. If you're done for the night, use this time to log out of driver mode. Otherwise, you'll start getting more ride requests.
Like Lyft Line, the destination filter is something we're testing in three of our biggest markets — New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — before expanding to the rest of the nation. If you're in another city, stay tuned and know that we'll get there as soon as we can.
For those of you in NYC, SF, and LA, let us know how you like it!