Microsoft Edge now the second most used web browser for desktop computers under Google Chrome
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 Google 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 Chromium that powers Chrome and other popular browsers. It's also the default browser for both Windows 11 and Windows 10, meaning that many more casual web browser users will utilize it. This is exacerbated by Internet Explorer 11 support ending next month.
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