New Delhi: Technology giant Microsoft in an attempt to increase the user base of its renamed internet browser 'Microsoft Edge,' will now be paying its users for using Edge and Bing. The company had launched its 'Edge' browser an year back with its New Windows 10.
Microsoft Rewards, which is a rebranding of Bing Rewards, at present is only available in the US, offers points for using Edge and Bing, as well as shopping at the Microsoft store, CNET.com reported on Friday.
Recently, Microsoft claimed that its Edge browser consumed the least amount of battery when compared to Google Chrome and other browsers. To grab these reward points, one has to make Microsoft's Bing, as a default search engine. Points can be traded in for vouchers or credits to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Skype and the ad-free version of Outlook.com.
Reward points is not the only exclusive feature of Microsoft's Edge browser. Here are some highlights of the Edge browser:
- Use Cortana (Microsoft's Digital Personal Assistant) as a Search Assistant.
- Reading view feature to get rid of flashing ads, comment sections, sidebar widgets, and other annoying distractions.
- Edge browser also makes it easy for its users to share stuff through its integrated Share Panel.