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Real-time Updates for YouTube

 FeedMail now supports real-time updates for YouTube channel feeds. This means that you can get notified of new videos from your favourite channels within seconds of them going live. Finally it will be your turn to comment "First!"

To subscribe to a YouTube channel with FeedMail simply go to the Add a Subscription page and paste the channel URL (example: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA3fPNfoQ-WJLLS1JI25w9Q) into the URL field.

Using FeedMail is a great way to follow your favourite creators.

  • No "algorithm" to influence you. Watch what you want and never miss an upload.
  • Videos from different platforms all end up in the same place, making it easy to follow creators no matter where they post. Also a great way to ease off of YouTube if you aren't a fan.
  • Use multiple email addresses or filters to make your subscriptions work the way you want.

This may sound like the WebSub support that we recently announced. However YouTube doesn't follow the WebSub standard so YouTube-specific code to handle various quirks was required. If you are interested in the technical details see the development blog post.

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