Microsoft Edge’s upcoming “Wallet” feature could be a very handy way to securely store your physical cards online. When you make a payment with Microsoft Edge and come across the field for entering the credit card number or credentials, such as the CVV, Microsoft will ask if you want to use a saved card instead.
Edge’s Wallet feature is available to select users in the United States, and Microsoft appears to be doing this A/B test. In other words, even if you download and run Edge Canary, you won’t be able to access the Wallet page unless your device is included in Microsoft’s closed A/B system, which has always been a mysterious testing platform.
Edge’s Wallet is similar in concept to browsers that store passwords and also don’t see your actual login details. It’s worth noting that Microsoft doesn’t work with credit card networks or share your information with a third party, but it does plan to use Bing’s discount feature and automatically recommend coupons.
Here are the benefits of using Microsoft Edge Wallet:
- Wallet can save you over $50 a year.
- Edge can automatically apply coupons at checkout by detecting the card and the merchant.
- You can take advantage of additional cashback on certain purchases with Bing discounts.
- You can view personalized offers for products that interest you most.
To get started, you have to click on the button that allows you to add a card.
As you can see in the screenshot above, you can store card details such as the number, your name on the card, expiration date, CVV, and even give the card a nickname. You can also save your billing address, but keep in mind that the feature currently only works in the United States.
When you’re done, you can check out offers related to the card.
This map data is dynamically populated by Microsoft Edge without the need for manual entry. At the moment it is not possible to see recent card transactions.
This extra layer of credit card security will be built into Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and Windows 11 first, and it will be added to macOS and other devices such as Android later. Your Wallet is automatically synced across devices so you can autofill your card details anywhere.
As mentioned at the outset, it will be rolled out to US customers only at first, with support for more regions coming later this year.