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Microsoft Edge now the second most used web browser for desktop computers under Google Chrome

15 days ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft Edge has surpassed both Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox web browsers in order to become the second most used browser on desktop computers.

This data comes from the Statcounter global research firm, which details desktop browser usage by platform, region, and year (starting from 2009). The April 2022 results for desktop computers has ranked Edge second only to Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome in terms of market share. Chrome still has a commanding lead with 66.64%. Edge follows with a 10.07% share.

The increase in market share for Microsoft Edge can be attributed to multiple factors, including its recent change from a proprietary web engine to the same Small Chromium iconChromium that powers Chrome and other popular browsers. It's also the default browser for both Small Windows 11 iconWindows 11 and Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10, meaning that many more casual web browser users will utilize it. This is exacerbated by Small Internet Explorer iconInternet Explorer 11 support ending next month.

Microsoft Edge is now available across Windows, Small macOS iconmacOS, Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel, Small Android iconAndroid, and Small iOS iconiOS. It can be downloaded from the official website at

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