Right in time for the holiday season, Microsoft Edge Insiders in the Canary and Dev channels can now try an early preview of a new "Buy now, pay later" BNPL feature. When shopping on the web, the BNPL option now lets Edge testers split up their purchases into 4 interest-free installments over 6 weeks instead of paying the total amount right away.
If select shopping sites already offer a "Buy now, pay later option," Microsoft Edge is integrating BNPL at the browser level via a partnership with Zip, a third-party Fintech company. After linking their Microsoft account to a Zip account, Edge users will be able to use BNPL for any purchase on the web between $35 and $1,000.
To get started, you’ll first need to head to this web page to create a new zip account. Once done, connect it with your Microsoft account and click the BNPL option which appears on the checkout page.
This new “Buy now, pay later” experience should help Edge users better manage their expenses while shopping online. However, this feature is currently only available for Edge Insiders in the Canary and Dev channels, and the company plans to roll it out later this month to the production channel in Edge 96.