Microsoft Edge Becomes Second-Largest Desktop Browser Beating Firefox

According to NetMarketShare’s March survey, Chromium powered Microsoft Edge recently outpaced Mozilla’s Firefox to become the second most used desktop browsers.

Recently Microsoft has begun replacing the legacy browser Microsoft Edge with the browser Chromium Edge on Windows 10. And it appears that since then, the Chromium Edge browser has achieved greater consumer acceptance as it has become Firefox’s second-most-used Desktop browser.

NetMarketShare’s March figures show that Chrome is still the top dog by a long way, of course, with a market share of 68.5 percent of mobile browser users, but Microsoft-Edge fell to second position with 7.59 percent, Firefox placed third at 7.19 percent. Internet Explorer ranks fourth at 5.87%, while Safari ranks behind 3.62%.

Microsoft introduced new features for Edge earlier this week starting with a new segment called ‘Collections’ for users to organize information from various sources. Edge will soon be having vertical buttons, too. Microsoft is also introducing ‘Smart Copy’ on Edge to store content in the rich web format.

For privacy purposes, Edge will get a protection monitoring feature to block trackers from third parties on websites. Along with Dolby Audio and Dolby Vision, Microsoft has also announced support for Netflix 4 K content on Edge.

Furthermore, with Edge expected to arrive on Windows 10 as the new default browser, we might see an improvement in its market share and popularity in the future.

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