Microsoft has launched a new rewards system that pays customers to use its minimalist new web browser, Edge.
Edge is a minimalist new web browser rolled out alongside Windows 10.
Microsoft claims its new browser is faster and more battery-efficient than Google Chrome or Firefox. One of the headline features included in the overhauled new browser is the ability to quickly scribble and annotate on webpages.
You can also use voice assistant Cortana to provide context and additional information around a topic or specific word by right-clicking within Edge.
But despite these improvements and stand-out features, Microsoft Edge has not proven particularly popular with customers.
The tech giant has now launched a new campaign via Microsoft Rewards – formerly known as Bing Rewards – to tempt users to its redesigned browser.
Those who sign-up for Microsoft Rewards, currently US-only, will be awarded points for using Microsoft Edge.
To qualify for the reward, note the following:
- Microsoft will monitor how much time you spend using the minimalist browser
- Users required to hit 30 hours a month.
- Microsoft will also watch your mouse movements to make sure you’re using the browser properly and not tricking the system.
- You are required to set Microsoft’s Bing as your default search engine.
- Microsoft Rewards also awards points to users for shopping at the Microsoft Store or using Bing.
- Points can be traded-in for vouchers or store credit in StarBucks, Skype, Amazon or advert-free Outlook.com.