Microsoft Edge doubles the number of users in a single year


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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Ever since its release, Microsoft Edge has been gaining popularity, and according to the latest information from Microsoft, Edge’s number of users doubled in the last year. With the increasing number of users, how does Edge’s market share compare to other browsers?

Microsoft Edge usage doubles in the last year

Currently, Microsoft Edge holds between 4% and 5% of the market share, but its number of users has doubled in the last year. According to Microsoft Edge Dev team, Edge is currently used on 330 million devices worldwide. In comparison, the number of users was about 150 million back in April 2016.

Microsoft had a Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 on September 13, 2017 and they presented their user statistics during the keynote. According to the official tweet, 330 million devices use Microsoft Edge every month.

Despite impressive results, this number might not be the most accurate representation because it includes monthly usage. This means that the statistic includes both regular and irregular Edge users. As a result, even users that started Edge once a month are included in the statistic. It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft is also including both desktop and mobile platforms as well as users on virtual machines in their statistics.

In compassion, Google Chrome has more than 2 billion active users account, according to the information from 2016. As for Firefox, it was reported in 2015 that Firefox has 500 million users worldwide, and that number has grown over the years. It’s worth noting that active devices metric isn’t the most accurate, but the results are still impressive nevertheless.

Even though its competitors have a larger user base, Microsoft Edge is slowly but surely gaining popularity. In fact, Chrome and Firefox market share is declining while Edge is gaining more users. Microsoft Edge is a great web browser, and we expect to see its user base increasing in the future.

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