Nov 09 2020 07:02 PM
Nov 09 2020 07:02 PM
Holiday season is quickly approaching and this year many of us will be shopping online more than ever before. Today, we’re excited to share some new features built into Microsoft Edge that we hope will help you save time and money these holidays.
Coupons are a great way to save money, but they often require a lot of work to find the right ones at the right time. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new coupons feature in Microsoft Edge (starting in build 86.0.622.61), which we hope will make it faster and easier to save money with built-in coupons. When you visit a retailer site, Microsoft Edge will alert you if there are any coupons available for that site. You can view the list of coupons at any time by clicking on the blue shopping tag in the address bar. At checkout, you can copy and paste a code or Microsoft Edge can automatically try them all to determine which one will save you the most.
Last month, we unveiled price comparison in Collections to help you find the best price online. Now we’re launching our next step, a proactive price comparison experience that meets you where you shop. When you’re shopping, Microsoft Edge will check prices at competing retailers to let you know if a lower price is available elsewhere. Click the blue price tag to see a list of prices along with direct links to the product page on those sites. If you already have the lowest price, Microsoft Edge will let you know too, saving your time and energy. Price comparisons is now rolling out in Insider channels.
This is just the beginning for shopping experiences on Microsoft Edge, and we’d love to hear what you think of them so far! Please send us feedback (“…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback) if something isn’t working right. If you’d like to manage your settings, go to edge://settings/privacy and look for “Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge”. And if there’s a shopping feature you’d like to see added to Microsoft Edge, we’re excited to hear that too.
- Mark Shelton, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge
Nov 10 2020 08:18 AM
@Kam Yes, coupons are already in Stable! We've been working hard to make this feature available in time for holiday season, so our rollout has been a little faster than normal. Have you seen them yet? It might take a few restarts of your browser first.
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Nov 10 2020 03:40 PM
@AllisterHenderson Hi! Thanks for sharing. If you see any currencies that you think might be set incorrectly, please send feedback through your browser (“…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback) along with a screenshot and we can take a look at it.
Nov 11 2020 12:10 AM
In shopping sites, when you move your over an item on the list, a pop up should jump up enlarging that item with some info. You move to the next item, that pop up goes off, and the next comes up. This happens with Opera, Vivaldi etc.
In the question of pop ups, it would be nice to have tab previews too. Also, when you highlight a word or a sentence, a pop up should come up with the next functions, just like in MS Office.
Nov 11 2020 01:17 AM
@markshelton I am sorry, but why is this directly integrated into the browser? This should be an extension, something I can opt-in to install, not part of the browser's codebase and something I need to opt-out to. The same applies to the Pinterest feature. Both have nothing to do with the browser's core use case but with individual user browsing needs and patterns. And that's exactly what extensions are for!
I am honestly very disappointed with the direction you're going here. On every update I now need to check the settings and look for some feature that sends my browsing data to some unknown service. I was so happy with the new Edge to finally replace Chrome but now again, I might need to search for a browser that is not bloated with "features" that should be extensions.
Nov 11 2020 10:25 AM
Nov 11 2020 10:42 AM - edited Dec 14 2020 03:55 PM
@NinjaSquirrel Thank you for your feedback! Our goal is that our shopping experiences are helpful when you're actively shopping and fade into the background when you're not -- we're working hard to make sure we get this balance right. Privacy is incredibly important to the Microsoft Edge team - you can read more about the privacy of our shopping experiences here in our Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper.
Nov 11 2020 10:44 AM