Microsoft is working on a Wallet feature for its Chromium-based Edge web browser that could bring some serious savings to users.
Microsoft Edge has long been available with a tool that allows you to securely store your payment card information, such as the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and even CVV code.
The new update hopes to make online shopping on Microsoft Edge even easier, rivaling Apple’s Wallet with some added benefits.
Microsoft Edge Wallet
The company added that card data is stored securely as always, so that even Microsoft cannot see it.
While Microsoft says it will not work with credit card networks or share information with other companies, Windows Latest (opens in new tab) reports that it plans to join its Bing Rebates program to automatically recommend coupons, much like the Honey browser extension.
Windows Latest says such an approach could save users as much as $50 a year or more. Other reported benefits include automatic coupon application at checkout, Bing Rebates cashback where applicable, and personalized shopping deals.
The Edge Wallet is currently being tested for users on the Canary Channel, but Microsoft seems to be using its A/B testing method, so not all testers will be able to try the tool right away
In addition, the feature appears to be only available to users in the US, but is expected to roll out to more countries in the coming months.
Initially, the Wallet will be available to Edge users on the latest Windows 11 operating system and its previous iteration – Windows 10.
While there are macOS, iOS and Android versions of the browser, they are likely to be delayed in the rollout, after which users will likely be able to take advantage of the automatic data synchronization between devices similar to the Apple Keychain that autofills. payment details for Mac, iPhone and iPad users.