What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge for iOS and Microsoft Edge beta on Android no longer have a built-in integration with Honey.
- The browser now integrates with Microsoft's own coupons feature instead.
- The non-beta version of Microsoft Edge on Android still has Honey built-in.
Microsoft recently rolled out tools for Microsoft Edge and Bing to help people save money on the web. One of the new features is coupons, which automatically scans the web for coupon codes. This might sound familiar, as the popular extension Honey offers similar functionality and was built into Microsoft Edge on mobile devices. However, it seems that Microsoft is moving away from Honey, replacing it with its own offering on Microsoft Edge beta for Android. Honey has also been replaced on Microsoft Edge on iOS.
The new coupons feature is already available on Edge on Windows and iOS, and it appears that Microsoft is testing it on Android now.
In a blog post highlighting money-saving features from Microsoft, a footnote reads, "Coupons are currently available in U.S. markets and now available on desktop and iOS. Coming soon to Android." We're able to use the new coupons feature on our Android devices running the beta version of Microsoft Edge. Our Android devices running the non-beta version of Microsoft Edge still see the option to use Honey.
Below, you'll see the previously Honey functionality and the new coupons feature, along with their respective build numbers.
When browsing the web on Microsoft Edge beta Android, you now see a blue tag that prompts you to check out the coupons feature. These prompts help you save money and are a handy visual indicator to check for codes and deals.
Microsoft is investing time and effort into shopping features for its browser. Between price comparison tools, coupon scanners, and Collections that can be used as wish lists, there are quite a few ways to save money through Microsoft Edge. Microsoft made sure to roll the features out before Black Friday, which should help save some money over the holidays.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've got the "blue tag" (at the right side of he address bar) on my Edge beta on Android (same version as the article). As far as I can tell, clicking on I does not do anything. How's it supposed to work?
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