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Microsoft lets you follow YouTube creators in the Edge browser test

Microsoft has begun testing somewhat deeper YouTube integration in its Edge browser. The latest Canary developers of Edge include a new "traceable web" feature that lets you easily follow your favorite content creators on YouTube.

Reddit user Leopeva64 discovered a new YouTube follow button that appears in the address bar of YouTube pages. The following creators will add them to a feed that is part of the Collections feature in Edge. The feature is clearly in the early preview stages, and it does not support all YouTube content creators yet. The feed created in Collections allows you to see recent posts from creators that you follow.

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The new web tracking feature in Edge.
Photo: Reddit (Leopeva64)

This deeper integration with YouTube is likely to extend to other parts of the Internet as well. Microsoft's Edge-compliant web feature is similar to Google's experimental feature in Chrome, which lets people follow blogs and creators to get the latest content when it's published. This is essentially an extension of RSS inside Chrome, and it includes a follow button.

Microsoft is only testing this new Edge feature with a limited number of Edge Canary testers, as part of what the company calls "controlled rollouts." The software giant has not officially announced its plans for the follow-up web feature in Edge, but we expect to hear more about this modern RSS feed in the coming weeks.

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