Did Uber add a "walking buddy" option to its usual ridesharing services? No, that's not true: An Uber spokesperson denied that claim in an email to Lead Stories.
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This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:
(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Mon Oct 24 16:34:58 2022 UTC)
The tweet contains a screenshot from the Uber app. The first two options are UberX and Pool, standard for the app; a new third addition is labeled "Walking Buddy."
Conor Ferguson, an Uber spokesperson, wrote to Lead Stories in an October 24, 2022, email saying that this was untrue:
This claim is false.
A similar claim regarding Uber and a "walking buddy" appeared in 2020, and Uber also then said the claim was false.