You can no longer book Uber through Google Maps

Screenshot by Lori Grunin  CNET

Screenshot by Lori Grunin CNET

You can still look up the route in Maps and then "request the ride from the Uber app", Google suggests, but it has removed direct Uber booking without providing a reason.

Google Maps is a still a one-stop shop for a lot of different features, all to help you get from one place to another.

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Uber integration was pulled from Google Maps on iOS earlier then on Android, according to the report. By pulling the plug on it, Uber is relegated to the same footing as other ridesharing services, like Lyft and Gett.

Google Maps has long offered estimates of journeys from ridesharing services - including Uber. Recently, Google Maps got a feature of scrolling bar which was spotted being placed just under the search bar that is seen at the top. The ability to book a cab directly from Google Maps is handy, especially when you're in unfamiliar territory. However, the company removed the feature from iOS back in August past year.

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Google made a big fuss about having the ability to book an Uber through the Maps app when the functionality was added in January 2017. While the feature was active, you wouldn't even need to have the Uber app installed. The company removed the feature quietly, without any explanation. However, for reasons now unknown, Google just removed that integration. The Next Web points out that there's a bit of bad blood between Google and Uber, primarily due to the Waymo IP theft case, which was finally settled in February after a protracted court battle.

The feature showing price estimates and displaying the arrival timing of a ride was allowed on Google Maps a while ago.

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