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Statcounter: Edge falls below 10%, Safari continues climbing

Logos of the five most popular mainstream desktop browsers

The first day of a new month means it is time for Statcounter's latest findings. The May 2023 report is now available with details about the most popular browsers and their market share changes.

Click here to learn how Statcounter gathers its data.

To no one's surprise, Google Chrome is still the number one go-to browser on most platforms. Its desktop variant holds a 66.02% share with minor fluctuations from month to month. In May 2023, Chrome lost 0.2 points.

Apple's Safari, the only non-cross-platform desktop browser, is cementing its new place after taking over Microsoft Edge in April 2023. Safari's customer base increased from 11.89% to 12.79%, further gapping Microsoft Edge. The latter once again dipped below the 10% mark and reached a 9.91% share (-0.98 points).

According to Statcounter, Edge is not the only browser having problems with increasing its market share. Firefox continues bleeding customers, and in May 2023, its share decreased from 5.59% to 5.28%. For reference, in July 2022, its market share was at 8%.

Opera is the fifth most popular desktop browser, with a market share of 4.02% (+0.9 points). Finally, the honorable mention goes to Internet Explorer and its 0.45% share.

  1. Google Chrome - 66.02% (-0.2 points)
  2. Apple Safari - 12.79% (+0.9 points)
  3. Microsoft Edge - 9.91% (-0.98 points)
  4. Mozilla Firefox - 5.59% (-0.31 points)
  5. Opera - 4.02% (+0.9 points)
A chart showing desktop browsers market share prepared by Statcounter

And here is the mobile side of the market, where Google, Apple, and Samsung hold over 93% of users. Interestingly, Google Chrome lost a notable chunk of customers during the last three months. Safari, on the other hand, is experiencing a continuous spike.

  1. Google Chrome - 61.09% (-0.67 points)
  2. Apple Safari - 27.81% (+0.81 points)
  3. Samsung Internet - 4.97% (+0.14 points)
  4. Opera - 1.8% (-0.09 points)
  5. UC Browser - 1.54% (-0.17 points)
A chart showing mobile browsers market share data gathered by Statcouter

You can find more information on the official Statcounter website.

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