How to save money with Microsoft Edge's ‘Shopping site Coupons’ on Android
Microsoft Edge for Android is now testing a feature to find coupons for you on shopping sites as you browse the web. Here's how you can start using the feature right away.
Everybody loves a good discount, and there’s no better feeling than seeing a low price sign something you like when you’re in a store. Shopping online also works in a similar manner, with many sites offering discounts to users – if they can enter the correct ‘coupon code’. Microsoft Edge for Android is now testing a feature to find coupons for you as you browse the web.
Microsoft has offered a shopping feature that helps users find discount codes on its desktop browser since November last year, and the arrival of the ‘Coupons’ feature on Android comes at a time when Google has shut down its Shopping app. The new feature was spotted by Redditor u/Leopeva64-2, on the latest version of Microsoft Edge Canary for Android.
When the company launched the feature for its desktop browser, it explained that the browser would alert users about any coupons available for that site, presumably by checking it against a database of existing coupons. An icon appears in the address bar, which shows the coupons on a popup screen when tapped. “At checkout, you can copy and paste a code or Microsoft Edge can automatically try them all to determine which one will save you the most,” Microsoft explains.
In order to turn on the new ‘Shopping site Coupons’ feature, you’ll need to go through the following steps:
Step 1: The feature is current available in the latest version of Microsoft Edge Canary for Android, so make sure you have updated to at least Build 92.0.884.0 from the Play Store.
Step 2: Type edge://flags in the address bar, and hit the Enter button. You should then be able to search for a flag called “Shopping site Coupons” and toggle it to Enabled.
Step 3: Restart Edge for Android, so the browser can read your newly enabled setting and display the new options.
Step 4: Once Edge has relaunched, visit the Settings section and go to General, where you will see a toggle called Coupons - turn this setting on.
Now when you visit a site that is currently offering a discount, you should see a shopping tag icon in the address bar that will show you all the available coupons for that site, which you can then use to reduce your final billed amount.