Facebook Messenger Gets Lyft Integration

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In December, Facebook announced a feature for Messenger that lets users request a ride fro Uber. Lyft announced today that it now provides Facebook Messenger integration.

The company announced that it is expanding its reach with the launch of a public API with Facebook as the marquee partner. Lyft launched Slack integration in October.

Lyft will roll out to Messenger users in 11 cities right now. These include San Francisco, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Washington D.C., and Denver. Next week, it will be available to all Messenger users in the U.S.

"Messenger (and Slack, too) help bridge the gap between online connections and real-world experiences," Lyft says in a blog post. "Messaging with a friend to set up plans, or finally score a meeting with that key networking contact for your dream job? Request your Lyft without ever leaving the Messenger app, and get face-to-face even faster."

"With Messenger, our two companies share a unique brand alignment," it says. "Lyft’s mission is to unite humanity and technology – and Messenger’s goal is to be the best way to communicate with the people and businesses that matter to you most. In the coming weeks, as Messenger x Lyft rolls out across the country, we’ll celebrate our shared priorities and dedication to delighting users with unique surprise promotions. To get a Lyft while using Messenger, tap 'Transportation,' select Lyft, and ride."

More than 800 million people use Messenger monthly according to Facebook's latest figures.

Image via Lyft

Chris Crum
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