Google Chrome gaining on Internet Explorer's top spot

For a long time, Internet Explorer has been the most popular browser in the world, but with Microsoft pushing users towards Edge, and consequently cutting Internet Explorer market share, Chrome is being given an excellent opportunity to occupy the top spot.

In March, Internet Explorer fell from 44.79% to 43.40% while Chrome went from 36.56% to 39.09%, which is quite a large jump. This month also saw Firefox, Safari, and Opera lose market share, the biggest loser was Firefox which went from 11.68% to just 10.54% market share.

Microsoft's Edge browser has seen an increase in users but not enough to explain Internet Explorer's 1.39% decrease, which must mean users decided to ditch Internet Explorer, for Chrome. During the same period, Edge rose to 4.30% up from February when it was at 3.93% market share, an increase of 0.37%.

Last month, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 14291 to those enrolled on the Insider Preview program. With this update a new version of Edge was included with support for extensions consisting of Microsoft Translator, Mouse Gestures, and an early preview of the Reddit Enhancement Suite. In a future release more extensions such as AdBlock Plus and Evernote will arrive, which could make the browser more attractive for people to use.

Source: NetMarketShare

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