Ever since Afterpay became available in Australian restaurants, your boyfriend has never been so excited about modern technology. Uber Eats has announced a series of new dining features to help reduce any group tension that can arise when one person is stuck ordering for multiple people. Simply put, you can now split the bill using the app, paying homage to the operators who still insist on only paying for what they order and who watch with genuine concern every time someone asks for what they order. another food is added to the basket.
An Uber Eats order for two or three people is never a big deal, but when you’re stuck ordering for a group of ten or more, things can get a little dicey. Guys are notorious for backing out of the process altogether, and it’s never fun to have to play debt collection in the group chat the next day. Now that the app offers optional bill splitting, each member of a bulk order only has to pay for their own parts of the same order.
Much like when Uber Pool was introduced (and then reintroduced), the new feature might seem like an annoying extra step that needs to be taken, but it’s actually painfully easy to do.
Each group order has a manager who can either pay for the entire order as usual, or select an option where payment can be split based on what each person has ordered. There is now a “guests pay for themselves” option under the group order, so the big boss just has to select that and then invite friends to order as usual. All guests then use the app as if they were ordering for themselves and everything is added to the same cart.
With the addition of Uber Eats bill splitting, the app also introduced the idea of time limits. Meaning, once you create a group, you can now set specific deadlines if it’s all been pre-planned, like at a dinner party or… something a little less fancy. This sets automatic reminders so that all group members know when to place their individual order before the group order is triggered.
Although you may wish to note that invoice splitting cannot be done once the order has been placed. Uber Eats said some features will address this issue in the future. Likewise, you can only split the bill if the group order is from the same restaurant. But again, Uber Eats has promised to fix this problem with a later update to convenient group dining features.