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What Is The Follow Button in Chrome and What Does It Do?

Since its release, Chrome has been one of the most popular web browsers. However, as the virus spreads, more people are turning to alternatives that offer better optimization and functionality than Chrome. As a result, the business is trying to expand the software and add new and unique capabilities.

Android users in the United States using the Chrome Canary browser app will notice a new ‘Follow’ button under the more button, as announced on May 18th, 2021. (3 vertical dots in the top right corner). Let’s learn more about this new Chrome feature.

Where is the ‘Follow’ option in Chrome?

Well, as of May 21, 2021, you need to Chrome Canary Android app user in the US for this. If you don’t have it, download it from the Play Store. Open the app and then hit the 3-dot button, often known as the More button, in the top right corner. If your Google account has the ‘Follow’ functionality, you will see a + Follow button at the bottom of the menu.

What is the ‘Follow’ option in Chrome?

If you’re familiar with RSS feeds, the follow button is just another method to stay up to date on the latest postings from your favorite blogs. RSS feeds allow you to keep track of and view the most recent posts from all of your favorite blogs in one place. In Google Chrome, the ‘Follow’ button will assist you in doing just that.

You can simply hit the follow button if you come across an author or a website that you want to keep up with. In the ‘Following’ section of Google Chrome, the most recent postings from your followed sources will appear automatically.

What does ‘Follow’ do in Chrome?

The Follow option will add the selected blog or website to your RSS feed, allowing you to browse all of your sources’ latest posts in one spot. To view your custom feed, go to your homepage custom feed in Google Chrome and pick the ‘Following’ column. In the current Canary edition of Google Chrome, the ‘+ Follow’ button can be found in the menu section.

Who can you follow using the Follow option in Chrome?

This is an experimental feature in the Google Chrome nightly build. According to the current post on the Chromium blog, this functionality is still in beta and will only be offered to a small number of users in the United States. As a result, it’s unclear whether publishers or blogs must enable this functionality on their own for the time being. For the time being, it appears that you may subscribe to almost any blog or website that has an updated RSS feed for its followers.

What happens when you follow a website in Chrom using Follow option?

As previously said, you will receive fresh articles from the websites that you follow in Chrome. The main point of the Follow option is to deliver you content from the website you choose to follow without having to use any other apps or services (read: social media).

Where will the new articles and content from Followed websites appear?

In Chrome, you’ll notice a new tab called Following at the top of your new tab page (Chrome Canary, as of May 21, 2021). Take a look at the image below..

The ‘For You’ tab will display Google Discover content or just Google’s recommendations for you. The ‘Following’ tab, on the other hand, will only show content from the website you selected to get updates from using the ‘Follow’ option. Yes, if Google’s AI believes the content will be of interest to you (thus appearing in the For you tab) and you have followed the website using the Follow button, the article may appear in both tabs (in the Following tab).

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