Simpler web payments on PC and Mobile with the Creators Update
Microsoft announces Payment Request API support for Edge
Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile will support Payment Request API in the upcoming Creators Update, scheduled for Spring 2017. Windows Insiders and Developers who are running builds 14986 or higher can see a new Web Payments section in about:flags, and they can start experimenting with the payment API. The end-to-end Payment solution, and the integration with the Microsoft Wallet app will be coming to PC and Mobile Insiders in the next few months for testing.
With the Creators Update in 2017, all Windows 10 users will be able to make checking out with ‘Wallet’ on websites that support the Payment Request API. The technology was developed in an effort to standardize the web payment experience across browsers and platforms. Currently, the API is supported in Android with the Chrome 53 browser.
In Microsoft Edge, the Payment Request API connects to Microsoft Wallet (with the user’s permission), allowing easy access to payment information associated with the user’s Microsoft Account. Because payment information is securely saved in a digital wallet, shoppers don’t have to navigate through traditional checkout flows and repeatedly enter the same payment and shipping address information repeatedly. The wallet can provide a faster and more consistent experience across websites, which saves shoppers time and effort by allowing them to securely share saved payment information.