Microsoft Edge's new coupon feature could automatically save you money

Microsoft Edge's new coupon feature could automatically save you money
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Microsoft has added a new and potentially very useful feature to Microsoft Edge for Android, and it's one you may not have even realized that your existing desktop browser already has - the ability to automatically find discount coupons when shopping online.

Price coupons were added to the desktop version of Microsoft Edge late last year, further instilling why it's in a strong position on our look at the best web browsers right now. Effectively, the coupons and promo codes appear inside Edge as an alert while you shop and they can be automatically applied to your basket when you check out. That feature has now made its way to the Android version of Microsoft Edge making it easily accessible for anyone with one of the best smartphones out there, or one of the best tablets too. 

As anyone browsing the internet regularly knows, there are plenty of sites out there that will let you know about the latest coupons available but the point to this Microsoft Edge feature is that you don't have to go looking yourself. It's an experimental setting at the moment on the latest Canary build of Edge 92 called Shopping Sites Coupons. 

How do you enable Edge's coupon feature?

All you need to do to use it is to install the latest build then launch Edge and go to edge://flags. Find the flag named Shopping site Coupons then set it to Enabled before restarting the app. You don't have to install any additional add-ons or extensions for it to work. Instead, when you visit a supported shopping site, you'll see a new icon on the address bar to let you know that a coupon is available for you to use. Tap the icon and you'll gain some insight into what the coupons can offer with another tap applying it to your basket.

It's all remarkably simple but it could save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as the time involved in seeking out coupons yourself. The vouchers aren't solely small discounts either with some fairly hefty price cuts out there providing you know where to look. Except, of course, Microsoft Edge knows where to look meaning you don't have to worry about being in the know. 

There's been an increasingly competitive battle between Chrome vs. Edge when it comes to which is the better browser, and it's these little tweaks that could make the difference. After all, how could you turn down something that saves you money? There's no word yet on when or if the update will come to Microsoft Edge for iPhone but for now, Android users can enjoy an opportunity to save a few pennies. 

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer has been freelancing for over 10 years. In the past, she's written about all things tech and gaming wise for outlets as varied as The Independent, Playboy, Eurogamer, and TechRadar. In her spare time, she spends far too much time watching films, attempting to train her pet guinea pigs, and mastering making the perfect burrito.  She's a full time freelancer, but a regular tech news contributor to Top Ten Reviews.