Keep track of your favorite websites with Edge's new Followable Web feature

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Key notes

  • Microsoft is testing a new way of better tracking visited and favorite websites.
  • This new and exciting upcoming functionality will be called Followable Web.
  • However, this feature is still currently being tested by Edge Canary Insiders.
  • No other official information about the rollout process has been shared so far.

For some of us, keeping up with our favorite sites is of paramount importance especially since our livelihood demands it.

In order to lend an extra hand in this matter, the Redmond-based tech company is introducing a brand new feature to its browser, called Followable Web.

You’re probably wondering what this new feature does, and, as the name suggests, Followable Web allows you to follow different websites and stay up to date with their newest content.

The online actions you take will be stored in the browser’s memory and you’ll be able to see most of your followed sites on the new panel.

That being said, if you want to see all of the sites, you will have to quickly access the collections menu.

Followable Web is still in testing and not generally available

But, before you get all excited, we also have to inform you that this new feature is currently available only to members of the Edge Canary early access channel.

And even for them, the rollout process is gradual, so don’t be alarmed if you’re not seeing the feature in your app for the time being.

Pretty soon, we’re going to be looking at a single unified means of keeping up with sites, one that might also eliminate the need for going through other sources like social media or Google News.

It’s most likely going to take a while before this feature is ready for a worldwide rollout process, but we’re probably looking at a mid-2022 release.

And, if you’re an Edge user, there’s plenty of other reasons to get excited about nowadays, considering that Microsoft is adding a ton of new features.

The tech giant has seriously stepped up its efforts to keep people invested in Edge, instead of going for other alternatives such as Chrome, Brave, Opera, or Firefox.

Two other interesting and helpful functionalities are also currently in their testing phase. The first one is going to actually allow us to use Edge’s Web Capture tool for PDF files as well.

Another awesome new addition that is being prepared for release is the brand new Game panel. We have no exact release dates for these features, but we’re pretty sure we’ll see them go live in 2022.

What are your thoughts about Microsoft’s Edge browser lately? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

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