Microsoft decided it was time to step up their game and turn its payment feature a lot more useful. After launching Microsoft Pay as a response to services like Apple Pay or Android Pay, it decided to integrate it into Outlook and allow users to pay email invoices without leaving the app.
Microsoft Pay will soon be a part of Outlook
At first, Microsoft launched Microsoft Wallet in 2016, but converted it to Microsoft Pay in an attempt to bring some competition to other popular platforms. Now, it decided to make it even more accessible and assure their user-base stays the same. Therefore, it integrated this service into Microsoft Outlook.
The integration works as follows. You most probably receive invoices via email or maybe you need to make payments to certain senders. For this, you had to close Outlook and access the Microsoft Pay service. From now on, whenever you need to make a payment, you’ll be able to do it directly from the email app.
The Microsoft Pay option will be available right in the Outlook window. Whenever you select it, a panel will open at the right, thanks to the Adaptive Cards of the platform. There, you can introduce all the data that makes the payment possible.
Microsoft wanted to make everything more accessible for users
This option should start rolling out over the next few weeks. At first, it will undergo a test, so only a limited number of users will benefit from it. Then, it will gradually spread to everyone over the upcoming months. Braintree and Stripe are the service that will take care of payment processing, while FreshBooks, Invoice2Go, or Zuora will process the invoices.
Microsoft decided to integrate Microsoft Pay into Outlook as an attempt to make things easier to use. Resorting to different services provided by the same company was a bit unpractical. Therefore, the tech giant decided to bring Adaptive Cards across most platforms and make them more accessible for users.
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