Worldwide Statcounter Desktop Browser Market Share from November 2021 to November 2022
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Microsoft Edge slightly improved its desktop browser market share in November, according to the latest figures StatCounter, It’s not a huge jump, but it shows a slow but steady improvement in edge growth.

Last month, Edge got 11.17% market share in the desktop category of browser market share globally. Not that the 10.8% and 10.86% the shares achieved in September and October respectively, but it can be considered a considerable improvement from the 9.52% achieved in November last year.

There are several factors that may contribute to the growth of Microsoft Edge’s desktop browser market share. One of the contributors to this may be the continued improvement of the browser through the new features Microsoft is releasing. More recently, the Redmond company acquired Edge’sfollow this creator‘ Speciality. And during Ignite 2022, the company announced A bunch of new browser features including collaborative shared ‘Microsoft Edge workspace’ tabs, website typo protection improvements, and enhanced security mode. Microsoft didn’t even uncheck the Accessibility section, which revealed browser-wide live captions, instant replies, customizable page colors, and automatic image descriptions. Microsoft is also constantly improving Edge through the endless number of tests it’s testing with its Insiders. In November, an insider revealed Canary’s “Touch Mode” feature that will optimize browser elements on tablets and other touchscreen devices to be more touch-friendly.

Another reason that likely helped (though minimal in effect) this increase in desktop market share was the recent release of Microsoft’s latest Surface productsIncluding Surface Laptop 5 And surface pro 9, It may be recalled that Microsoft has always been the subject of criticism for pushing its products and services too heavily on its Windows customers, and the practice will not stop these new devices from boasting of the latest Windows system. In September, this action prompted Firefox browser parent Mozilla to express Disappointment On browser competition in the market, the giant browser owner companies claim that there are “deceptive pattern practices targeted at consumers” that limit their browser choices. In the early months of 2022, Firefox achieved minimal growth in its desktop market share, but later fell to 7.57% in March, marking the beginning of Edge’s progress. In the latest StatCounter data for desktop browsers, Firefox now only holds a 7.1% share. The Safari desktop browser, on the other hand, is just above Firefox and behind Edge at 9.59%.

Worldwide StatCounter General Browser Market Share from November 2021 to November 2022
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While the news is a good thing for Microsoft, it’s worth noting that the improvement only covers the desktop platform of its browser. Edge is still an underdog in terms of its collective number of shares from all platforms (mobile, desktop and tablet). As of November 2022, it only got 4.45% general browser market share. That’s a far cry from Safari’s 18.67% share and Google Chrome’s 65.86% share last month. On a positive note, this is an improvement last year figure Off Edge, previously overshadowed by Samsung Internet and Firefox browsers.

Edge may get additional shares in the future through this recent Retired Sibling, Internet Explorer, but it won’t be a significant help, given that IE now only has a worldwide share of 0.3%. With this, the only remaining way Microsoft can take to steadily thicken Edge’s user population is through the introduction of more improvements and features to the browser (or a continued push to suggest Edge to its Windows system customers, which Could soon put the company in big trouble).

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