The company has unveiled a new button within the app, that when you hit it, it immediately calls 911. After hitting the button, the car's location, make/model and license plate number are automatically transmitted to the dispatcher.

A big change is coming to the Uber app and it's a change being made in the name of safety.

The company has unveiled a new button within the app, that when you hit it, it immediately calls 911. After hitting the button, the car's location, make/model and license plate number are automatically transmitted to the dispatcher.

"Being a female its really good that we're going to feel a little more safe with a little extra security," stated Leah Fricano, Uber user. "Most of the time I've taken Uber it's intentionally been with a friend or two and they'll just drop people off as you go and eventually you end up on your own."

She adds "It's really going to be a comfort to have that extra security."

Brandon Emerick has been driving for Uber since December. Emerick also applauds the safety changes being made with the ridesharing company.

And while these changes benefit passengers, the company also says it will upgrade the app drivers use to include safety changes for them as well.

Uber says this new feature should now be on everyone's phones nationwide.

If you don't see it, Uber suggests you make sure your app is up to date.