Microsoft adds “Buy now, pay later” integration directly within the Edge web browser
Microsoft has announced that it is implementing a payment option directly within its flagship Edge web browser to allow users to pay over four installments over a 6-week period.
Announcing and detailing this functionality via an article on the Microsoft Tech Community, Microsoft's Mei Hua details its browser-level integration. As long as the purchase is between $35 and $1,000 in value, buy now, pay later functionality will enable 4 payments over a 6-week period.
This feature has been met with criticism and skepticism within the Edge community, as there has been no indication that this feature can be disabled. In addition, users do not like that buy now, pay later services encourage people to buy things they might not otherwise in the same manner as credit cards.
The BNPL functionality is now available in the canary and dev release channels. It will be implemented in version 96 for the release channel.
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