Facebook’s patent application hints at carpooling feature for Events Page

Facebook’s patent application hints at carpooling feature for Events Page

According to reports, a patent application has been filed by social network Facebook for a carpooling feature which would potentially go with the company’s Events Page.

Going by the indications from Facebook’s patent application, published on Thursday, the social networking giant apparently plans to foray into the ride-sharing arena which is largely dominated by Uber ride-sharing service.

With Facebook having recently announced a team-up with Uber, the patent application hinting at a potential ride-sharing feature for Facebook’s Events Page reveals that the new feature will essentially enable people to indicate their willingness to offer rides for events. The ride-sharing feature will also be helpful to users in searching for transportation.

In addition, the patent filed by Facebook also lays out a scenario in which a map can be generated by drivers to highlight passenger pick-up locations.

With the availability of a ride-sharing feature for Facebook’s Events Page basically giving the users of the social network the ability to organize logistics and share car rides, the patent application clearly notes: “Matched users are able to benefit from cost-effective, environmentally friendly and/or social aspects of sharing transportation to the event.”

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