We’ll soon be able to easily follow our favorite creator channels in Edge

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  • 2022 will be a feature-rich year for the Edge browser.
  • Microsoft plans to add even more functionalities to it.
  • Plenty of new integrations are currently being tested.
  • However, no exact release dates have been set for them.
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It’s great to see that Microsoft is adding more and more features almost to Edge almost every month, and one of the latest features is a YouTube integration.

This YouTube panel seems to be part of the Redmond giant’s effort to integrate the RSS feed into the browser and contents will appear within Microsoft Edge’s Collections pane.

Edge is getting a new feature for easy content following

It appears that Microsoft plans to offer RSS integration in Edge, but there did not seem to be much call to revive the legacy technology.

Redmond developers have, however, managed to find a cool use case for the feature, by using it to follow creators on YouTube.

In the latest Edge Canary, users will be offered the ability to follow creators when they visit their channel via a button in the address bar, as reported on Reddit.

Needless to say that this new YouTube follow button, which will be added right in the address bar of YouTube URLs, will provide easy-click access to videos.

Microsoft is currently testing the YouTube integration in Edge and not everybody can try it out, but if you want to try your luck, all you have to do is download and run Edge Canary.

Reportedly, the new feature is enabled by default and users can try it by simply visiting YouTube channels. Pretty neat, right?

The Microsoft Edge YouTube feature seems to be based on the upcoming RSS feed integration, hence the company is trying to add RSS feeds called Followable Web to the Collections menu.

Thus, when you follow a YouTube creator or website, Microsoft Edge will deliver a curated list of the latest updates within the Collections pane.

Of course, the Collections tab will still appear on the right side of the browser, but you’ll need to add a site or YouTube channel to the list before you can access the feed.

Microsoft Edge’s RSS feed or YouTube feature is rolling out to select users, so don’t be alarmed if you’re not seeing the upgraded Collections experience.

There are a lot of new and interesting features coming to the Edge browser in 2022, so we can look forward to many more functionalities changing or improving.

Have you chosen to keep using Edge instead of other browsers? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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