It’s official: Tap to pay is coming to Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft today said that it’s adding tap to pay support to its Microsoft Wallet app. The feature will be available to Windows Insiders on build 14360 or higher initially, and it’ll support Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards as well as cards from banks like Bank of America, BECU, People’s United Bank, and Virginia Credit Union. Support for Chase, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Fifth Third Bank, and US Bank is coming soon.
In order to use Microsoft Wallet’s tap to pay feature, you’ll need a compatible device. Right now, that includes the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 650. Once you’ve got a compatible phone and the correct software, you’ll be able to use tap to pay at any retailer where you see a Contactless Symbol or Microsoft Wallet logo.
Folks on Android and iOS have been tap-to-paying with their phones for a while now, so it’s exciting to see the feature coming to Windows 10 Mobile, too. And while it’s a bit limited at first, tap to pay should roll out to non-Windows Insiders after the software goes through its early testing. Exactly when that’ll happen is still up in the air, but hey, at least Windows 10 Mobile users now have official confirmation that tap to pay with Microsoft Wallet is indeed coming soon.