Microsoft has enabled NFC payment with their new Wallet app which is currently available only for those guys who are enroll in Windows Insider Program. NFC payments for Windows 10 was last announced more than a year back and it will be available for general users with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Wondering What is NFC and how it works :
NFC (Near field communication) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm of each other. NFC protocols established a generally-supported standard. When one of the connected devices has Internet connectivity, the other can exchange data with online services. NFC-enabled portable devices can be provided with apps. for example to read electronic tags or make payments when connected to an NFC-compliant apparatus. Earlier close-range communication used technology that was proprietary to the manufacturer, for applications such as stock ticket, access control and payment readers.
Our friend Daniel Rubino who is editor-in-chief at Windows Central was able to register his Bank of America card and complete the payment from his Lumia 950 smartphone. you can check the screenshot below :
currently, the NFC payment feature is exclusively available for the American market and hopefully it will be available Globally after the public release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
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