Windows 10 Latest News & Update: Microsoft Edge Now Supports For API Payment Request; An Easier Way To Purchase

By Ralphy Bonn Sim , Updated Dec 19, 2016 08:19 PM EST
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Microsoft today announced another feature coming to Edge with the "Windows 10 Creators Update" this early 2017. The firm today revealed the new "Payment Request API for Edge's web" platform which will allow web developers to integrate simpler and more intuitive payment systems on their websites and online stores. The Payment Request API is a fairly new API for instance, Google added support for Payment Request API with Chrome 53 which was released back in August.

The Payment Request API on Edge will work with Microsoft Wallet on both Windows 10 PCs and Mobile devices. The web developers; which will be the payer, must add their credit cards or payment details to their various "Microsoft Account," enabling to pay certain item using any of their desired cards through Microsoft Wallet and the Payment Request API on Windows 10.

 "In Microsoft Edge, the Payment Request API connects to Microsoft Wallet, 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," as officially stated by Microsoft.

Any developers running the latest Windows Insider Preview can start purchasing with the Payment Request API. The Microsoft Edge development team also informed how developers can get started with the Payment Request API on Microsoft Edge and there are a couple of very useful examples which can use to get started.

Microsoft has enabled the Payment Request API by default on Microsoft Edge with Windows 10 Build 14986, and you can try it out today on any website that supports the Payment Request API.

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