Google’s Chrome browser, which currently holds a 67.14 percent market share, is by no means in immediate danger of losing its position as the dominant browser on the web.
Even so, it would be a mistake to discount the new Microsoft Edge browser’s progress. It’s essentially the same as Google’s Chrome browser in that it uses the same engine and can make use of all of Chrome’s extensions. Plus, it’s got a few native features that make it unique. So it is a good browsing option, and its recent flurry of growth has seen it surpass Mozilla’s Firefox browser, which currently holds a market share of just 7.95 percent.
To give you a complete picture of the browser market breakdown, here are the top five contenders:
- Google Chrome: 67.14 percent
- Apple’s Safari: 10.11 percent
- Microsoft Edge browser: 8.03 percent
- Mozilla’s Firefox: 7.95 percent
- Edge Legacy: 0.44 percent
With a constellation of other, smaller browsers (Brave, Opera, and a handful of others), each claims a tiny slice of the market.
When Microsoft first released their latest Edge version, it’s believed that Google’s Chrome browser would take the biggest hit, but the reality is that Google’s market share barely budged, but Firefox seems to be slowly dying.
Later this year, Microsoft will begin forcibly retiring Legacy Edge, which should see it vanish from the list entirely, and most of those users will likely stick with the new Microsoft Edge browser. At this point, it’s impossible to say what the future holds for the market long term, except to say that Google’s browser should retain its title of King of the Hill for the foreseeable future.