Microsoft has announced that support for Mastercard's Masterpass digital payment service is coming to Microsoft Wallet. According to Microsoft, this partnership will let Wallet users easily make payments at "hundreds of thousands of online merchants that accept Masterpass" from their Windows 10 devices.
The Masterpass vision is to support all forms of commerce to address the full range of consumer needs. In bringing two iconic consumer brands together, users of Windows 10 phones, tablets and desktops that are also Mastercard cardholders will have a simple and secure way to pay online.
Curiously, Microsoft specifically mentions tablets and desktops as platforms for this partnership. That's despite the fact that Microsoft Wallet is currently only available as a Mobile app. It's possible that Wallet could make its way to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets, but Microsoft could also be taking a different approach through some form of Microsoft Edge integration.
In any case, it's not clear when Masterpass integration will come to Microsoft Wallet, but it is indeed coming. And to top it all off, Microsoft says that Masterpass will support Windows Hello for securing transactions on top of its other security features.
Will you be taking advantage of Masterpass in Microsoft Wallet once it's available? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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