Asking for your Uber passenger rating used to be an exercise in awkwardness. You'd have to find some excuse to bring it up with your driver, maybe, and convince him or her to pull up your score on their device.

And heaven help you if it was a bad one.

Now, Uber is beginning to spread the word about a feature it debuted recently that lets riders unlock their own passenger ratings without the rigmarole of asking the driver. Here's how.

Visit the settings on your Uber app and tap "Help." Scroll down to "Account," and then select "I'd like to know my rating." Follow the resulting prompt, and voila — there's your score.

Uber had actually already introduced this feature in a recent app update. But the company is focusing more heavily now on in-app support for riders, the company said in a blog post Wednesday.