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Statcounter: Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular desktop browser

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A couple of days ago, Adduplex published its March 2022 report with the latest information about the Windows market. The data revealed that Windows 11 gained little to no users in March 2022, while the most recent Windows versions managed to increase their shares. Now March 2022 report from Statcounter shows that Microsoft Edge is steadily climbing and gaining more consumers.

According to Statcounter, Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular desktop browser. In March 2022, Edge managed to overtake Apple's Safari and hit second place with a 9.65% market share (+0.05). Safari is third with 9.56% (-0.21%), and the almighty Chrome remains first with 67.29% (+2.4%).

  1. Google Chrome: 67.29%
  2. Microsoft Edge: 9.65%
  3. Apple Safari: 9.56%
  4. Mozilla Firefox: 7.57%
  5. Opera: 2.81%

Things are different in the global market that combines mobile and desktop platforms. Google Chrome is still the king with an overwhelming share, and the mobile market grants Safari a comfortable second position, far from Microsoft Edge.

  1. Google Chrome: 64.53% (+1.75)
  2. Apple Safari: 18.84% (-0.46)
  3. Microsoft Edge: 4.05% (-0.01)
  4. Mozilla Firefox: 3.4% (-0.81)
  5. Samsung Internet: 2.82% (+0.05)

Microsoft is a relatively new player in the mobile browser market, and it has a hard time rivaling Safari and Chrome. Also, Microsoft has no power to force users to switch to Edge on mobile, which is another reason why Android and iOS combined tank Microsoft's figures in the browser market. Still, Edge demonstrates healthy progress on desktop platforms. Besides, with Microsoft making changing the default browser in Windows 11 less frustrating, you can expect Edge to continue gaining more favor in the eyes of consumers.

Source: Statcounter.

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