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Statcounter: Microsoft Edge Drops to Third in Web Browser Usage

According to Statcounter, more people were using Apple Safari than Microsoft Edge in April, while Google still dominates.


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 's browser would overtake Edge. Well, that has now happened with Statcounter's latest report showing 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.

still dominates the desktop browser market with a 66.13% share. In fact, was able to grow its market share +0.36% over the last month. Firefox and 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:

  1. Google Chrome – 66.13% (+0.36 points)
  2. Apple Safari – 11.87% (+0.95 points)
  3. Edge – 11% (-0.15 points)
  4. Firefox – 5.65% (-0.82 points)
  5. 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:

  1. Google Chrome – 61.96% (-2.66 points)
  2. Apple Safari – 26.85% (+1.73 points)
  3. Samsung Internet – 4.8% (+0.31 points)
  4. Opera – 1.88% (+0.08 points)
  5. UC Browser – 1.71% (+0.18 points)

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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