'Can you order a Lyft for someone else?': Yes, you can — here's how to do it in the Lyft app

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The ride-hailing app Lyft makes it easy to call rides from just about any city in North America. 

Requesting a ride for someone else, whether they’re a friend, colleague, or family member, can also be easily done, as long as they’re 18 or older. 

If you want to call a Lyft for a family member who doesn’t have the app, or you want to be polite and request a ride for a date, you can do so easily with just a few taps in the iPhone or Android app.

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How to order a Lyft for someone else

1. Launch the Lyft app on your device, shown here on an iPhone X

2. Type in the destination, or search for it at the bottom of the screen.

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3. Next, make sure the pick-up location is your friend or family member’s current location — not yours. This might mean deleting the “current location” Lyft picks up using your phone’s GPS, and manually typing in their desired pick-up spot. 

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4. After you’ve entered your friend’s desired pick-up location and destination, choose the type of Lyft you want, and then tap “Select Lyft.” 

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5. The next page will ask you to confirm the pick-up location — you may also see at the top of the screen a notification telling you that the pick-up location is not near your current location. 

6. Just below the pick-up destination, tap the “Add a note for driver” icon. 

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7. In the pop-up, add a brief note by selecting “You’ll be picking up…” and a short description of your friend and their name. 

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8. After you’ve added a note with your friend’s name and/or description, tap “Add note for driver.” 

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9. Next, tap “Confirm pickup.” 

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10. Pay for the ride. 

11. Once a driver is assigned to the ride, you can also text or call the driver to let them know they’ll be picking up someone else. 

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'Can you order a Lyft for someone else?': Yes, you can — here's how to do it in the Lyft app

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