At the start of March, Statcounter predicted that Microsoft Edge would lose its position as the second most used desktop browser. The market research firm said that Apple's Safari browser would overtake Edge. Well, that has now happened with Statcounter's latest report showing Microsoft Edge now in third place in the market.
According to the company, the default browser for Windows 10 and 11 had a 11% market share in April, down from 11.15% in March.
Meanwhile, Apple's Safari browser gained some ground and reached 11.87% market share in April 2022, up from 10.92% in March 2022. This means that Safari has overtaken Edge as the second most popular desktop browser in the world.
Google Chrome still dominates the desktop browser market with a 66.13% share. In fact, Google was able to grow its market share +0.36% over the last month. Firefox and Opera are the fourth and fifth most popular desktop browsers, with 5.65% and 3.09% market share respectively. Both of those browsers lost market share during April.
Here is how the desktop browser market looks:
- Google Chrome – 66.13% (+0.36 points)
- Apple Safari – 11.87% (+0.95 points)
- Microsoft Edge – 11% (-0.15 points)
- Firefox – 5.65% (-0.82 points)
- Opera – 3.09% (-0.08 points)
Google and Apple Continue to Dominate Mobile
Microsoft Edge doesn't register at all amongst the biggest mobile browser. This market continues to be dominated by Google Search and Apple's Safari:
- Google Chrome – 61.96% (-2.66 points)
- Apple Safari – 26.85% (+1.73 points)
- Samsung Internet – 4.8% (+0.31 points)
- Opera – 1.88% (+0.08 points)
- UC Browser – 1.71% (+0.18 points)
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