Global Desktop Browser Usage Trends: Chrome Still Leading, Safari Gradually Catching up to Edge.

According to the latest statistics from market research firm StatsCounter, Safari has become the second most widely used desktop browser globally, with Microsoft’s Edge closely following. From January to the end of March this year, the global desktop browser market still sees Chrome as the most popular, holding the first position with a share of 66.13%. Safari closely follows at 11.87%, while Microsoft’s Edge is just behind Safari by less than 1%, claiming the third position with an 11% market share.

Last year, during the same period, Safari and Edge held market shares of 9.56% and 9.65%, respectively. However, starting from April last year, Safari’s market performance began to weaken, and Edge managed to expand its lead, surpassing Safari by up to 1% at its peak. Nevertheless, since January of this year, Safari’s performance has been gradually improving, narrowing the gap between the two browsers. In February, Edge’s market share was only slightly higher than Safari by less than 1%, indicating that the market dynamics are gradually changing.

However, despite Safari’s recent strong performance, whether it can sustain this trend remains to be observed. Reports indicate that Safari lags behind its competitors in terms of supporting modern web standards, which has led some Mac users to switch to other browsers. In contrast, Microsoft’s Edge has integrated numerous features, including Bing Chat, powered by the popular AI model GPT, and image design tool Designer, among others. These functionalities have contributed to Edge’s gradually increasing competitive advantage in the market.

Overall, the desktop browser market share has been continuously evolving. Performance and features of different browsers are essential considerations for users. Whether it is Safari or Edge, both need to continue striving to improve their performance and features to meet users’ browser needs and preferences. Continuous efforts to enhance user experience and cater to their demands will be crucial for maintaining or gaining market share in the ever-changing landscape of desktop browsers.

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