Microsoft Edge to become the second most popular browser
Microsoft Edge’s popularity is rising slowly but steadily among users. Having risen to 9.56% from an 8.1% market share in the past year, Microsoft’s chromium-based browser is about to take over the 2nd position from Safari.
Apple’s Safari browser popularity has fallen from 10.27% to 9.75% in the past 12 months based on the StatCounter Global Stats data.
Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share
Even if Edge browser takes over 2nd place from Safari, the 1st place is still very much out of reach as Google’s Chrome browser holds 64.92% of the market share. But the fact also is that Chrome’s popularity has also slightly fallen in the past year from 66.47% to 64.92% of the market share.
Microsoft is trying hard to get more popularity for its browser by regularly releasing updates and new features which in the end usually result in a better overall user experience that attracts more users.