Microsoft Edge browser market share continues to decline

Perhaps the diminishing market share elucidates the various schemes Microsoft has employed with the Edge browser of late: statistical data reveals that in April 2023, the market share of Microsoft Edge continued to decline, and the hard-won title of the second-largest global browser was usurped by Apple’s Safari browser.

In recent months, the growth of Microsoft Edge’s market share has essentially stagnated, even exhibiting a decline. One would presume that Microsoft’s strenuous efforts to hijack Chrome and promote Edge should yield results, yet why does this occur? It could be argued that their efforts were simply too forceful.

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The latest desktop browser market share data reveals that Chrome holds a 66.13% share, growing by 0.36% since March 2023 and maintaining its position as the largest browser. Apple’s Safari browser commands an 11.87% market share, soaring by 0.95% since March 2023 to become the second-largest desktop browser. Microsoft Edge‘s market share stands at 11%, declining by 0.15% since March 2023, while Firefox holds a 5.65% share, plummeting by 0.82% since March 2023.

Examining the market shares, Safari emerges as the most significant victor, boasting an impressive growth rate. However, as the desktop version of Safari is exclusive to macOS, and considering recent lackluster PC market trends without a surge in Mac shipments, it suggests that the majority of new users are existing users rather than new Mac purchasers.

As for Microsoft, one would assume that bundling Edge with Windows 10/11 would facilitate gaining market share. However, the current stagnation and even decline in market share inevitably evoke thoughts of Edge’s present unwieldiness, pervasive advertisements, and inability to disable pop-ups. Given these circumstances, users have no choice but to vote with their feet.