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Microsoft Pay Gets Support for Masterpass via Account Linking

Microsoft Pay's Masterpass support lets users buy items from a range of retails without having to re-enter their card details, streamlining the shopping process.


Microsoft Pay now includes support for Masterpass, giving users the ability to speed up online payments significantly. Users can link their and Masterpass accounts to check out at major retailers without having to re-enter their information.

“We are always seeking to enhance our user's shopping experience in a secure and simple manner and this latest release does that by leveraging the growing Masterpass network,” sais Will White, partner group program manager, Microsoft. “We will continue to seek opportunities to enhance the shopping experience by leveraging standards and working with innovative partners like Mastercard.”

The powerful functionality should be available to U.S. users immediately, but it still has one major limitation. At the time of writing, Microsoft Pay only works with Microsoft Edge on devices.

Major Limitations

The latest statistics put Edge at just 5% versus Chrome's 64% and Firefox's 10. It seems unlikely that Microsoft Pay will ever take off in a significant way unless it gets an addon for other browsers, and it's not clear if that's even possible.

Whatever the case, the collaboration with Mastercard moves the capabilities outside of Microsoft's first-party services and into the wider world. Mastercard has touted plans to continue to work with Microsoft on shopping experiences, so we could see availability in more countries soon.

If you both use Edge and live in the U.S., you can link your Microsoft account to Masterpass here.

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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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