Uber has added a 'Quiet Mode' to the app to silence chatty drivers.

Uber app

Uber app

Users of the taxi service in the US are now able to decided if they want their driver to speak to them or not.

On the app, they can select the options "Quiet preferred", "happy to chat" or just leave it as "No preference", so they are pre-warned if their passenger wants to have a conversation on their journey.

The new feature is for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV rides and there are a number of other new additions to.

These include letting the driver know if you require help with luggage and having the temperature inside the vehicle set before entering the cab.