Microsoft annoys Edge users too "Buy now, pay later"-Bloatware


The Redmond group can look back on many successes in the past few years when it comes to software. But you can’t keep your hands off bloatware, much to the annoyance of users. Now it’s that time again, more precisely with his browser Edge.

Microsoft has tried for a long time to land a success when it comes to browsers, but it has not succeeded in spite of all efforts. With the new Chromium-based Edge, however, it worked, and you have now been able to take second position on the browser charts. This is also thanks to the fact that up to now bloatware or other “practical” additional features have been avoided.

But the company is now squandering this advantage: According to a report by Windows Latest lastly, a “buy now, pay later” function has been integrated. The whole thing should currently only be available in the USA, but the users there are correspondingly angry. It is also to be feared that this could also serve as a model for international versions.
Microsoft is currently annoying Edge users with this payment option

The “Buy now, pay later” (BNPL) feature is used by some US e-commerce companies such as Target and Wallmark; The whole thing might come in handy for one or the other, but the problem is that Microsoft Edge built this option right into the autofill popups.

This means that you can find this BNPL directly in the field for the payment method, i.e. where the credit card number is entered or selected, or it is offered via it. Payment in installments should also lower the inhibition threshold to buy more. One can and must ask oneself whether a “neutral” browser is the right place for it.

Users are angry

Many users think so too. Because the official feedback channels of Microsoft are currently flooded with critical feedback. For example, one user said: “It’s amazing how quickly you can undo years of hard work and goodwill with a ridiculous feature like this. Even the Bing features become too aggressive.” The basic tenor of many other comments is similar and it is to be hoped that Microsoft will remove this again – and consider whether one is doing himself a favor with such actions.

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