Microsoft Edge overtook Firefox as the third most popular browser
Microsoft is committed to making its Microsoft Edge web browser a valid option for users of all devices. Now the browser has taken a big step forward, beating its closest rival, Firefox, in recent popularity rankings.
According to new data from Statistics counter, a global statistics counter that ranks the most popular available web browsers, Microsoft Edge ultimately beat Firefox to become the third most popular web browser in the world. The two had been in a rocky race for the past few months, and Edge finally toppled his competition.
Currently, Microsoft Edge users account for 3.4% of all web browser usage worldwide. As for Firefox, the browser has seen a steady decline in popularity over the past few months, dropping from 4.26% of users in July of last year to just 3.29% today.
Microsoft Edge has been around since 2015 and debuted on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Since then, the browser has adapted to most platforms, including iOS and macOS, and Microsoft has worked hard to make Edge a reliable browser for everyone.
As you can see from the StatCounter data, Edge still has a long way to go if it wants to compete with the top two browsers. Currently, Safari controls 18.34% of the browser market, while Chrome holds 65.27%.
Microsoft certainly has its work cut out for it if it seeks to challenge these two. Still, that’s an impressive achievement for a browser with only around 1% market share at the same time last year. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft can turn Edge into a browser that can compete with the best.