Last year, a report from NetMarketShare confirmed that Microsoft Edge is the second most popular web browser after Chrome on Windows. In a new report, another analytics firm StatCounter has also confirmed that Microsoft Edge has added more users than Firefox in the past few months.
Google Chrome is still the top and unbeatable player with a 67.14% share out of the desktop browser market. As per StatCounter, Microsoft Edge has now overtaken Firefox, pushing Mozilla’s privacy-friendly browser into fourth place with a market share of 7.95.
While Safari is the second most popular browser with a market share of 10.11%, Edge has secured the third spot with an 8.03% share and it’s adding new users almost every month, a shown in the below graph.
It looks like Microsoft’s web browser Edge has hit a record high when it comes to user numbers and it’s apparently the second most popular browser on Windows.
To better understand the growth of Microsoft Edge, I have created a graph using the data provided by StatCounter. Additional desktop users for Microsoft Edge could have come from Mozilla’s Firefox and Google Chrome. Of course, the upward movement also involved some users from Internet Explorer, which is no longer supported.
Edge has enjoyed steady growth since last year and it could also surpass Apple’s macOS exclusive offering in 2021.
Microsoft is clearly doing better, but it seems that people are still taking time to leave the discontinued Internet Explorer. As per the report, Internet Explorer has a market share of 1.7% and it’s losing users at a slow pace.
It’s also worth noting that Firefox still has a larger overall share than Edge when numbers from mobile and tablet are considered, but it’s dipping slowly as well.