Microsoft is rebranding Microsoft Wallet as 'Microsoft Pay' in Windows 10

Microsoft is changing the name of its built-in payments framework on Windows 10 from "Microsoft Wallet" as it was originally known on Windows Phone to "Microsoft Pay," following in the footsteps of Apple and Google with Apple Pay and Android Pay.

The name change comes via an update from the Microsoft Store, which updates the Wallet UI to say Pay instead. It's a small change, but one that I'm personally glad to see. Microsoft Pay just looks and sounds cleaner than "Microsoft Wallet" ever did.

Although Microsoft Pay has been a part of Windows 10 since the Creators Update, not many sites or apps are taking advantage of it yet. You can test out the UI yourself at Microsoft's own test site, but outside of here I haven't seen any real use cases where the payments framework is in use. Not even on the Microsoft Store.

Hopefully Microsoft has big plans for Pay. Now that the Wallet app has been updated, perhaps Microsoft is planning a bigger push with its payments framework. Only time will tell. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you've found a website or app that uses the payments API!

Zac Bowden
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