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  • April 13, 2021

Exclusive: Microsoft Edge User Numbers Keep Growing As Firefox Falls

 Exclusive: Microsoft Edge User Numbers Keep Growing As Firefox Falls


Last year, NetMarketShare showed that Edge’s 7.59% desktop market share pushed it past Firefox in March last year. Now, StatCounter reports that Edge has been adding users over the last few months as Firefox’s userbase shrinks. TechSpot reports: While the data doesn’t prove Firefox users have been leaving for Edge, we see that Microsoft’s browser has seen its market share jump from 7.81% to 8.03% this year, while Mozilla’s product declined from 8.1% to 7.95%. That’s an all-time high for Edge, according to StatCounter. Edge’s gain in users hasn’t secured it the second position. That honor goes to Safari, which now has a 10.11% share, though its numbers have been falling since December, so Edge could overtake it soon enough.

Like Windows 7, it seems some people are having trouble letting go of the now-discontinued Internet Explorer. It has a 1.7% share that is declining very slowly. The data is only for the desktop market. Looking at all platforms — desktop, tablet, and mobile — iPhones and iPads make Safari’s second spot more secure with a 19.03% share, while Firefox moves ahead of Edge, albeit by just 0.23%.



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