BlaBlaCar is an app that serves to offer and get rides by cell phone. The tool allows you to configure your daily routes such as commuting to work, for example or scheduled trips to share expenses with other people. That way, the service can be more accessible than other transportation apps, like Uber. Drivers and passengers must confirm the phone number, link profiles on social networks and send documents, which promises to give users more security. All people receive a score ranging from 0 to 5 stars.
In the following tutorial, learn how to register and use the BlaBlaCar app on your phone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12, but the tips apply to other models of the Apple phone, as well as to the back of the Android application.
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Step 1. Install the BlaBlaCar app on your phone. When you open it for the first time, you will need to register for free. To do this, tap on "Register" and connect with your Facebook account or using an email address;
Create a BlaBlaCar account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. In the "Search for a ride" tab, you must enter the departure and destination address to find rides available for the route. In the search results, it is possible to apply filters in the lower right corner of the screen, or create alerts to be notified about new rides;
Looking for available rides Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. Tap on the ride you want to take to see the details. There, you can check the driver's rating, ride value and more information. Slide the screen all the way to discover the car and see other confirmed passengers. If you want to see details about the driver, tap on his name. Touching "Continue" it is possible to book the ride;
Viewing ride details Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Choose the number of seats you want to reserve and tap on the blue arrow to continue. On the confirmation screen, if there is any doubt, you can send a message to the driver in "Talk to the driver" and see the payment method. Finally, to confirm the reservation, tap "Book";
Setting up a ride reservation Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. Returning to the main BlaBlaCar screen, in the "Your rides" tab, you can follow the status of the rides offered and reserved. Use the "History" tab to find old rides. Tap on the chat balloon icon in the upper right corner of the screen to access the notifications and messages exchanged by the app;
Accessing messages and notifications Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. If you want to share the cost of a trip with others, tap "Offer a ride". Now, enter the information of the route you will take, such as starting point, arrival, date, time, number of places available, amount charged and other details.
Offering a ride on BlaBlaCar Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to use the BlaBlaCar app to get a ride and share your travel costs.
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