Microsoft had been out of the browser game for too long until they released Edge browser. Edge suddenly was not only at par but, with the tight Integration with the OS, even better at some things compared to other browsers.
'Wallet' is one such feature that will set Edge apart from its competition. The wallet houses all your payment information, which is synced across devices and allows you to autofill the information on a payment gateway. Moreover, it automatically discovers discounts and coupons related to your card and auto-applies them at checkout.
Microsoft says you can save up to $400 a year using their Wallet. Well, only time can tell if that's true or not. However, before you start using Wallet, you can benefit from understanding what it has to offer.
Why Should You Use Microsoft Edge Wallet?
Edge can already save your payment information, then why use a Wallet instead? Well, for starters, Edge Wallet can detect your credit card vendor and display coupons and discounts available right on the page.
To add to that, it can also apply available coupons on the checkout page along with the card information. Moreover, that's just not it. The Wallet also displays your current Microsoft Reward points along with the existing password manager and the existing payment settings right under a single window.
The Wallet aims to enhance the convenience further by grouping password manager, payment information, Microsoft Rewards, and their settings with the added advantage of discovering related offers automatically.
If you are still not motivated enough to try it out, the rumors of Microsoft adding an Ethereum-based crypto-wallet have been doing its round on the Internet. Though at the time of writing this article, there has been no official confirmation, if it does come true, there could be a possibility your cryptocurrency could also be managed using the Edge Wallet. You can learn more about the wallet in our separate guide below.
Add a Card to Microsoft Edge Wallet
First, head to the Start Menu and type
Edge to perform a search. Then, from the results, click on the Microsoft Edge tile.
On the Edge window, click the 'Ellipsis' button in the top right corner and select the 'Settings' option.
After that, ensure you have selected the 'Profiles' tab from the left sidebar.
Next, from the right section of the window, click on the 'Passwords' tab.
Now, on the 'Passwords' screen, click the 'Go to Wallet' option to continue. This will open the Wallet in another tab.
You can also open the wallet directly by entering
edge://wallet in the address bar.
On the 'Wallet' tab, ensure you have selected the 'Payment Methods' option from the left sidebar. Then, from the right section of the screen, click on the 'Add Card' option to continue.
On the next screen, enter card-related information such as card number, name on the card, expiration date, and billing address. You can also choose to save this payment method in your Microsoft Account by enabling the toggle on top of the screen. Once done, click 'Save'.
Once the card has been successfully added, you will be able to see it on the 'Wallet' dashboard. That's it. You have successfully added a card to your Edge Wallet. To view this card, you'll need to authenticate yourself using your Windows password or biometrics.
You can also track your orders from certain sites, manage memberships and tickets, and even saved passwords right from the Wallet page in the Edge by clicking on their respective tab from the left sidebar.
Wallet in Edge is definitely a great utility since it allows you to manage and track a lot of things from a single window. Moreover, if Cryptocurrency is also added, as per the rumors, it will be a complete one-stop solution.