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How to Use Lyft

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How to Use Lyft

Lyft is a transportation network company. Lyft develops, markets and operates the Lyft car transportation mobile app. To learn how to create a Lyft account and how to use Lyft, read the steps below.

Download the App

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To get started, open up your phones store app from your home screen. Type Lyft into the search bar, select the app and download Lyft.

Create a Lyft Account

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Open up the Lyft app from your home screen and click the pink get started button. Lyft will ask you to sign up with a phone number or Facebook account. Choose which one, and follow the rest of the steps needed. And your Lyft is now active and ready to use!

Add Payment

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Click your avatar in the top left-hand corner of the screen, then click the add payment button. You will need to enter your credit or debit card information. You can also add a PayPal account, then click save.

Invite Friends

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Refer a friend and earn $20.00 in credit if they use Lyft. Click the gift icon in the upper right-hand corner, and share your code with your contacts or friends across social media.

Look at Promo

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Click your avatar in the top left-hand corner of the screen, then click promos. From here you will be able to enter a promo code or see what Lyft has to offer.

Free Rides

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Click your avatar in the top left-hand corner of the screen, then click free rides. From here, you will see if you have any free rides available to use.

See Notifications

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Click your avatar in the top left-hand corner of the screen, then click notifications. From here you can see any notifications from Lyft.

Enter Pickup Location

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Click the enter pick up button at the bottom of the screen. Start typing where you are located and select from the options below. You can also use the GPS map to scroll and put the pin where you are.

Choose Vehicle

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After you set your location, you will be given two options for vehicles. A Lyft has 4 seats, while a Plus has 6 seats. You will also see how far away they are by the purple number next to the name. 

Set Pickup

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Click the set pickup button and add a drop-off location. You will then see an estimated time as well as an estimated price for your Lyft ride. When you're ready, click the pink select Lyft or Plus button. The ride will be sent to you, and then you will be dropped off at your destination and can rate the Lyft on a 5-star scale.

Now you know how to use Lyft!

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