Last year, a netmarketshare report confirmed that Microsoft edge was the second most popular web browser on windows after chrome. In a new report, StatCounter, another analyst, confirmed that Microsoft edge had more new users than Firefox in the past few months.
In the desktop browser market, Google Chrome browser is still the leading super software, with a market share of 67.14%. According to StatCounter, Microsoft edge has now overtaken Firefox with a market share of 7.95%, pushing Mozilla's privacy friendly browser to fourth place.
Safari is the second most popular browser with a market share of 10.11%, while edge ranks third with a market share of 8.03%, and new users join almost every month.
In order to better understand the growth of Microsoft edge, I used the data provided by StatCounter to make a graph. Microsoft edge's additional desktop users may come from Mozilla's Firefox and Google Chrome. Of course, the rise also involves some users from Internet Explorer, which is no longer supported.
Edge has maintained steady growth since last year, and according to this trend, it may surpass Apple's safari in 2021.
Whether it's technology or market, Microsoft is obviously doing better on edge, but people seem to be taking time to leave the discontinued IE browser. According to the report, Internet Explorer's market share is 1.7%, and its user churn rate is still very slow.
It's also worth noting that if you take into account the data from mobile and tablet computers, the overall share of Firefox is still larger than that of edge, but this data is also slowly declining.