Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox market share declines, while Edge’s increases

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
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According to recent statistics, all the main browsers lost market share in August except for Edge. Check out the numbers below.

Google Chrome’s market share

Let’s take a look at Google Chrome first because it’s the most popular desktop browser worldwide. The browser’s performance from August 2017 is not the greatest as Chrome dropped from 59.57% in July to 59.38% in August. It was its first decline in recent months.

Even if this decrease doesn’t seem bad at first glance, it stops Chrome from reaching the record of 60% which it seemed set to achieve given its rapid growth since last year. Back in October 2016, Chrome ran on 54.99% of the desktop computers worldwide and 2017 came with a considerable increase.

Mozilla Firefox market share

Its rival, Mozilla Firefox, dropped as well in August. Firefox dropped 0.04% market share in August and reached 12.28%, the first time it has declined since February 2017. Microsoft Edge increased its share by only 0.01% and reached 5.66% last month.

Users switch to Safari

Because both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome dropped and Microsoft Edge only increased by such a small percentage, you might wonder where users went and what browser they chose. We’ll tell you: they’re switching to Safari. The browser experienced the most significant increase in market share, going up from 3.66% in July to 3.87% in August. In other words, the switching trend from Windows to macOS seems to accelerate and lots of users decided to stick with Apple’s default browser.

If this trend continues over the next months as well, we can say that Microsoft faces trouble as the company will have reasons to be concerned since more and more users are choosing Apple despite the fact that a new version of Windows is on its way.

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