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Photo: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock) Google is testing an experimental RSS-based “Follow” feature in Chrome Canary on Android. Google says the feature is only an “experiment” for now and will decide whether to implement the feature publicly based on user and developer feedback, but this seems like good news for RSS lovers like me. If you’re unfamiliar with RSS, it’s a type of web feed that updates whenever a website publishes new content, and RSS readers collect all those feeds into a single list you can check at any time. RSS readers aren’t as popular as they used to be, and well-known options like Google News and Firefox’s built-in RSS feed were discontinued years ago. Still, RSS is many people’s preferred way to keep up with their favorite news outlets and blogs. You can even add podcasts and YouTube channels to an RSS feed. It’s a lot easier than going directly to a website for the latest updates, and less distracting than catching headlines on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit. For now, Google’s Follow list is just an experiment that Google hopes will “build deeper engagement between users and web publishers in Chrome,” but a finalized release depends on user and developer feedback. Those who want to take part in Chrome’s Follow feature test will need to install Chrome Canary for Android . As we often caution, Chrome Canary is the least-stable version of the browser, filled with experimental and unfinished features that are prone to crashes. That said, Canary installs as […]