Microsoft Edge gets new Shopping feature in time for Black Friday

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Microsoft Edge for iOS just picked up a handy new Shopping hub just in time for Black Friday.

The feature helps customers find products, nearby stores, and deals and coupons. It should make your holiday shopping a little bit easier — but it’s only available to customers in the U.S. for now.

Edge might not be the most popular browser on iOS. But it’s a great addition for Windows 10 users, and it offers some unique features that you won’t find in other browser apps. Shopping is its latest arrival.

It hopes the make buying products easier by presenting you with curated recommendations, and highlighting nearby discounts.

Start shopping in Microsoft Edge

You can access the hub by tapping the new “Shopping” button that appears on Edge’s start page. It takes you directly to Bing’s Shopping page, where you can search for products or browse curated items.

Those items are all categorized, so you can drill down and find exactly what you’re looking for. And Bing will tell you where they’re available nearby while highlighting any relevant deals or coupons.

You will also see handy information like store opening times, phone numbers, and maps that will help you get there.

The feature will be useful particularly over the holidays. If you don’t know what to gift a certain someone, browsing the Shopping hub may lead to stumbling across the perfect product.

What about shoppers outside the U.S.

Shopping is a feature exclusive to the U.S. for now, and Microsoft hasn’t mentioned the possibility of it expanding to other territories. With that being the case, it seems unlikely we’ll see it elsewhere this year.

If you live in the U.S. and you want to give Shopping a try, download Edge for iOS from the App Store.

Via: Thurrott