Microsoft is actively upgrading its Edge browser after switching to the Chromium engine – in a short period of time, a game bar appeared in test mode, the ability to view office suite documents, and much more. At the end of December 2021, Microsoft in the Canary assembly officially launched a new stage of testing the latest Followable Web feature – it provides the user with the ability to track various content on web pages using some kind of RSS feed. And today, January 17, an enthusiast announced that Microsoft decided to expand the functions of this tool by implementing a subscription to YouTube channels in it.
A user named Leopeva64-2 posted the images on Reddit and noted that when viewing certain YouTube channels, a new button appears in the address bar of the Microsoft Edge browser that allows you to subscribe to updates from this channel. If the user clicks on it and subscribes to the content, then he will receive appropriate notifications about the publication of new videos in the publication feed, which is part of the “Collection”. This will probably make it much easier to follow the various channels, plus perhaps the user will be able to follow the content of specific authors even without subscribing to the channel on the YouTube platform itself, which is certainly also convenient.
But, unfortunately, so far, not everyone will be able to appreciate the benefits of the latest Followable Web function – the fact is that Microsoft’s development is still available only to a limited number of users. Probably, the company’s developers need to first bring the function to mind (the subscribe button does not appear in all YouTube channels), after which it will be sent for wider testing. On the other hand, when Followable Web is available in a stable version of the browser, users who actively watch YouTube and do not want to miss videos will have an additional tool for absorbing content – in addition to the usual bell notifications.