You can now tip your Uber driver in Pittsburgh

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Photo An Uber driver, Mohammed Ahmed, 28, driving in Manhattan in April. "Now, riders have the option to recognize your service by adding a tip after their trip".

To celebrate the launch of the tipping function, Uber is matching all tips on rides taken on Tuesday.

Uber's decision to finally offer in-app tipping is long overdue and undoubtedly welcome by its drivers, but let's be clear: It's a move that passes the responsibility for decent pay onto Uber's riders, not Uber itself.

This latest rollout is part of its "180 Days of Change" campaign, which the company is using the gain favor with its drivers. The tip could be a preset amount - $1, $2 or $5 - or a custom amount they enter on their own.

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"Through the end of the year, we'll be making changes big and small based on what drivers have asked for", Prichard said.

Tipping was a feature many drivers sought. Lyft and Pittsburgh-created CabbyGo welcome tipping.

There will be no minimum tip, but riders will only be able to tip the driver two times the fare up to $100.

Tips are voluntary and do not affect the driver or passenger ratings.

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