Microsoft Pay Now Supports Masterpass by Mastercard

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 10 Comments

Microsoft announced today that it now supports Mastercard’s digital wallet service, Masterpass, in the U.S. This integration will allow customers using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 to more easily make secure online purchases via their Microsoft accounts.

“We are deeply committed to powering a secure and optimized shopping experience that consumers and merchants deserve,” Mastercard senior vice president Raj Dhamodharan says. “Integrating technologies like Microsoft Pay with Masterpass will help the industry move to standards-based payments. Microsoft is a great partner and we will continue to collaborate with Microsoft to make shopping a better experience on all devices.”

As you may know, you can already link various credit cards and other payment methods like PayPal to your Microsoft account and then use them to make secure online payments via Microsoft Pay. So it appears that this integration is just a nicety for those are already using Masterpass as well. And despite its name and affiliation with Mastercard, Masterpass also works with Visa, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards.

You can learn more about this integration from the Microsoft Pay website.

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Microsoft Pay Now Supports Masterpass by Mastercard”

  1. Tony Barrett

    MS Pay must literally just be waiting for life support to be turned off, so it seems strange it's getting an update. With no mobile platform to carry it, it must have almost zero use. How MS keep these things going when they have no relevance is beyond me.

  2. Chaoticwhizz

    Never heard of Microsoft Pay until today. Any advantages over Google Pay for Android users?

  3. Chris Hedlund

    This is the first time I've heard of Microsoft Pay as well. I'm surprised it's not called Windows Live Expo Transaction Coordination Manager.Net. Also, where can I get one of those silver unbranded laptop everyone seems to be using?

  4. jchampeau

    "Hey guys, how about we take a product no one uses (Microsoft Pay), in a mature segment where there are hundreds of seasoned competitors (online/mobile payments), that requires a browser most people use only long enough to download a different browser, on a platform that's becoming less relevant each day, and integrate Masterpass, which most MasterCard cardholders have never heard of and don't care about!? It'll be almost as useful as Paint 3D!"

  5. roastedwookie

    useless. GPay is light years ahead.