Grab’s New Venues Feature Launches By Mid-April

You may have gotten lost while trying to find the pick-up location for your Grab ride. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

To combat this, Grab recently added a new feature – Venues – to their app to guide you to your pick-up point.

The feature will only be fully implemented in mid-April, but here’s a quick look at what you can expect.

Guides you to your pick-up point using images

Before the introduction of Venues, you can only guesstimate where your pick-up point is while looking at the app.

This is made even worse if you are new to the area and there are multiple pick-up points.

Image courtesy of Grab

Fortunately, you can soon follow directions to your pick-up point using a dotted line with just an arrow icon on the map.

If a dotted line isn’t enough, you can soon follow detailed instructions to your pick-up point.

These instructions even include pictures so you can identify prominent features while making your way there.

Image courtesy of Grab

Choose preferred pick-up points

Grab will also take your preferences into consideration.

A Grab spokesperson revealed that you will be able to share your preferred pick-up points in residential areas and how to get there.

Hopefully, you won’t ever have to walk further than your doorstep to be picked up again.

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Grab’s newest feature will be gradually introduced in Singapore, with the full launch scheduled to happen in mid-April.

Beneficial for both drivers and riders

We think Venues is a great feature that took Grab over 3,000 hours to complete.

Even though it was a “labour-intensive” process, it will ultimately benefit both drivers and passengers by reducing waiting times and cancellations.

Seems like Grab has been doing a really great job. Maybe, they will even introduce new features to reduce their fares soon.

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