21+ Revealing Web Browser Market Share Statistics for 2024

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The market for web browsers continues to soar at an annual compound rate of 17.3% from  2023-2032. Web browsers continue to evolve and improve due to the increasing Internet usage and growing amount of connected devices. 

Despite the competition, no other browsers controlled more than 5% of the overall market share, apart from Google Chrome at 63% and Safari at 21% as of May 2023. 

Learn more about the most enticing and up-to-date web browser market statistics you need to know in 2023. 

Editor’s Choice

  • Currently, Microsoft Edge has a market share of 4.96%
  • Chrome collectively holds a 63.51% share as of April 2023.
  • Safari boasts a share of 20.43%.
  • Firefox’s current market share is 2.77%, while Samsung Internet has 2.59% market share.
  • Chrome is the most used web browser on tablets.
  • Chrome for Android is the most used web browser version.
  • Google Chrome was the most vulnerable web browser in 2022.
  • By 2025, it is expected to have over 1 billion 5G connections globally. 

Web Browser Market Share in 2023

The web browser market has evolved since day one. Customers will always flock to that browser that offers the best user experience and flawless service 24/7. 

This section will discuss the top web browsers with the highest and lowest market share in 2023.

1. In Q1 2023, Microsoft Edge possessed 4.96% of the market.

(GS Stat Counter)

Microsoft Edge, the successor of the outdated and, sadly, obsolete browser Internet Explorer, had 4.12% of the market in 2022 but increased to 4.96% in the first quarter of this year, a 0.84% increase. 

That’s a significant share, especially considering its predecessor held less than 1% just a year before.

As of May 2023, its market share has increased to 5.31%, a 0.35% increase. 

Microsoft Edge was the primary browser developer until Google dethroned it with Chrome. It fell out of favor following Google Chrome's rise to popularity in 2008. 

Based on its competitor's code, it has seen a gradual but steady improvement over the past years.

2.  In Q1 of 2023, Chrome took first place with over 63.51% share.

(GS Stat Counter)

In Q1 of 2023, Chrome took first place with over 63.51% share

Google has dominated the browser (web and mobile) industry. These web browser usage statistics are just the latest proof of that. 

Although there was a 2.36% decrease in its market share, it dropped from 65.87% in 2022 to 63.51% in the first quarter of 2023.

As of May 2023, Google Chrome’s market share statistics show that it experienced a 0.66% decrease from 63.51% in Q1 of 2023 to 62.85%

Apple and Microsoft Edge had a tremendous first Quarter seeing slight increases in their respective market shares.

Chrome is the preferred browser of most users as it boasts the largest selection of browser add-ons and is quick and easy to use. 

👍Helpful Article: Given the diversity of available web browsers, it is difficult for internet users to pick what’s most suitable for them. Here’s a simplified guide about the top web browsers in 2023 based on performance, features, extensions, and security. 

3. Safari boasts a market share of 20.43% in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter)

Browser statistics for 2023 reveal that Safari’s market share rose from 18.84% in 2022 to 20.43% in Q1 of 2023, showing a 1.59% increase over the past year.

There is a 0.29% increase in Safari’s market share increased, from 20.43% in Q1 of 2023 to 20.72% as of May 2023. 

This is an improvement as it shows a possibility of more significant increments in the upcoming quarters in 2023.

4. Firefox’s 2023 market share is 2.77% in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter)

Firefox’s 2023 market share is 2.77% in Q1 of 2023
Firefox has maintained a head-to-head battle with first Explorer and now Edge in the last year. 

However, Mozilla has continued to expand its share, though its market share decreased slightly from 3.26% in 2022 to 2.77% in the first quarter of 2023, a 0.49% decrease.

As of May 2023, Firefox still maintains its market share of 2.77%, as it has in the first quarter of 2023.

One of the reasons why Mozilla maintained this market share is that it continues to innovate faster and bring new features to the market. 

5. There are 1.13 billion websites as of 2023.


The supply of fascinating browser statistics is limitless. You’ve probably wondered how many websites there are worldwide.

As of April 2023, there were over 1.13 billion websites. 1.13 billion corners of the internet are filled with amusing, engaging, interesting, and exciting information. 

However, a 2022 survey shows 83% of the existing websites are inactive. The remaining 17%, or at least 200 million, are still running. 

Creating websites is accessible to every individual as the internet is now readily accessible to all. All you need to do is create your website and acquire a domain.


Google Chrome is the most popular browser
Chrome's success can be attributed to its Innovation, customization, and sheer speed. It eliminated browser hang-ups and restarting of the client upon installing an add-on. 

Another significant development is its seamless connection with other Google goods and services.

6 out of 10 people use Chrome. Users prefer it as it’s easy to use, fast, secure, and boasts excellent functionalities.

Aside from being the leading web browser choice of Internet users, Google also built its name as the market leader in the Internet search industry, with a staggering 6.9 billion daily queries. 

Web Browser Statistics by Country 

Prepare to see the following fascinating web browser usage statistics by country for 2023.

Below are some of the most-used web browsers worldwide. 

7. Safari is US mobile user’s favorite browser.

(GS Stat Counter) 

Safari is US mobile user’s favorite browser

The latest data reveals that Safari has overcome Google’s giant and is holding its first spot tightly. 59.79% of Americans use Safari on their mobile devices. Over 20% less—38.9%—opt for Chrome mobile.

Safari, the default web browser on Mac, is optimized for Apple's ecosystem and integrates seamlessly with other Apple services like iCloud and Apple Pay. 

It syncs your passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs, and more across Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, and with its robust privacy features, blocks cookies from third-party trackers.

💡Did You Know: In 2021, 62% of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the US use WordPress, and 500 new sites are created daily using its free version. 

8. Chrome dominates the Indian market with a whopping 88.71% share in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter) 

By consulting the Indian browser market share stats, you can see that other browsers’ shares are practically non-existent. 

Opera claimed second place with 3.12%, while Safari and UC Browser came third and fourth with 2.58% and 1.98%, respectively.

Although Google Chrome experienced a slight decrease in May 2023, resulting in a market share of 87.33%, Opera and Safari claimed second place with 3.67%.

This is expected as the majority of Indians use Android smartphones and, as such, will opt for the Google Chrome web browser.

9. Chrome is king in the Asian market, with over 72.16% share in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter) 

Chrome rules the enormous market with an impressive 72.17% share. Safari follows with 13.45%, while Samsung Internet claims third with 2.83%.

However, as of May 2023, Chrome’s market share dropped to 69.29%, while Safari and Samsung increased to 18.09% and 4.53%, respectively.

Despite Chrome’s slight decrease of 2.87%, it remains the leader in the Asian Market, as Android smartphone users dominate it.

👍Helpful Article: Global internet usage worldwide continues to grow yearly. In 2022, the global internet penetration rate was 63.1%. The global population of internet users also parallels the positive growth of internet usage, with at least 5.16 billion people. 

10. Safari rules Oceania with a 52.15% market share as of May 2023.

(GS Stat Counter)

Apple’s Safari used to be quite popular in Oceania. However, in July 2022, Chrome again dominated the market. 

Google’s browser holds a 53.04% share. Safari comes in second with 37.31%, while Samsung Internet is placed third with 8.06%.

However, from August 2022 till May 2023, Safari reclaimed its top position and now has a market share of  52.15%, while Chrome has 37.19% of the global web browser market share, and Samsung Internet has 7.42%.

After that tug of war between Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome in the Q2 of 2022, Safari remained steadfast in its first position.

11. Another Chrome dominion is China, with a 57.01% share as of May 2023.

(GS Stat Counter) 

As of Q1 of 2023, Chrome is once again king with a 49.45% share. Safari came second with a market share of 20.54%, and UC Browser came in third with a 10.22% market share

However, Safari's adoption rate dropped from 20.54% in Q1 of 2023 to 17.17% as of May 2023, while the UC browser increased simultaneously from 10.22% to 15.89% and Chrome from 49.45% to 57.01%

Internet users in China prefer Chrome because it is faster and simpler than other browsers.

Biggest Web Browsers Used in Every Country

12. Chrome comes first in the South American market, with 79.6% in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter)

Chrome holds a whopping 79.6% of the market in South America; Safari and Opera follow with 8.19% and 3.5%, respectively.

Google Chrome remains the King in the South American market, even with a slight drop of 0.4% (79.2%) as of May 2023.

This data shows that Chrome remains the most preferred browser in many parts of the world. 

Mobile Browser Statistics in 2023

Mobile has been the most preferred platform for internet users worldwide for years. As of Q1 of 2023, 58.33% of all internet traffic comes from mobile devices.

The following list includes some of the carefully chosen projections for 2023's mobile browser usage:

13. With 63.51%, Chrome has the most prominent mobile market share in Q1 of 2023.

(GS Stat Counter)

60% of all internet traffic comes from mobile devices, and Chrome dominates the industry with a market share of 63.51%. Safari follows with 20.43%, and Edge comes in third with 4.96%

Google Chrome is the dominant web browser worldwide because Android devices are the most widely used smartphones. 

Apple Safari is gradually gaining ground, but they still have a long way to go to catch up with Chrome.

14. Over 48% access the internet on their tablets via Chrome.

(GS Stats Counter) 

Tablet users are also massive Chrome fans - 48.61% use it to browse the web. Second is Safari, with a 36.71% market share, followed by the Android browser, holding 12.5% of the market.    

Undoubtedly, Google Chrome remains the king of the web browser community and will stay for years.

15. Google Chrome for Android has been downloaded over 5 billion times.


Google Chrome for Android has been downloaded over 5 billion times                                                                                                                                                                                Google Chrome browser only debuted as a pre-installed app on Android devices in 2012. It had already hit the 1 billion downloads mark on the Play Store alone in 2015.

As of 2023, Google has been downloaded over 5 billion times. 

This is unsurprising as Android is the most popular among smartphone users worldwide.

👍Helpful Article: Many web browser activities are done on mobile devices. In 2021, there were 3.8 billion smartphone users worldwide. By 2025, 72.6% of smartphone owners are expected to use their devices to access the internet

(Stat Counter) 

Chrome is the most popular, with 50.16% of the US web browser market share. Safari is a close second with 35.63%, while Edge is a distant third with 6.13%.

As of May 2023, Chrome retains its first position with a 46.74% market share. Coming second is Safari, with 34.36%, and Edge, with a 9.52% market share.

Its sheer speed, frequent updates, and seamless integration with other Google products and services are a few reasons for its high adoption rate.

17. iOS users prefer Safari—the browser rules Apple’s market with 93.23%.

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iOS users prefer Safari—the browser rules Apple’s market with 93.23%

Since Safari is Apple's default browser, it makes sense that more than 90% of iOS users favor it. 4.47% of them choose Chrome despite using Apple products.

Their preference is based on the fact that it syncs passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs, and more across Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch and blocks cookies from third-party trackers.

With over 3.5 billion smartphone users, up to 70% of web traffic comes from mobile devices

Top 5 Best Web Browsers (2023)

Browser User Statistics

You already know some of the most popular browsers across several platforms. 

Here are some of the most exciting internet browser usage statistics to determine how users interact with them.

18. 94% of mobile ad-blocking is coming from the Asia-Pacific.

(Exo Click)

Aside from being one of the largest mobile internet markets worldwide, Asia-Pacific is also prominent in using ad-blocking. 

This follows roughly 36% of all smartphone users in that region, which is unsurprising, considering the best antivirus and VPN services have built-in ad-blockers. 

Countries like China and India have millions of users using ad-blockers

Sponsored ads popping up randomly can be annoying and frustrating, and the fact that it consumes more data adds to the high usage of ad-blockers.

Research has shown that the rise in ad-blocking services in the Asia-Pacific is majorly due to limited data plans of mobile users rather than the need to get rid of intrusive ads

👍Helpful Article: Online privacy is paramount to all internet users. Know more about the latest trends on how to protect oneself when browsing and using social media platforms

19. Google Chrome recorded 303 vulnerabilities in 2022.

(Business Standard)

Google Chrome is the most popular and vulnerable web browser. Atlas VPN recorded 303 vulnerabilities in 2022 and accumulated up to 3,159 exposures over the past years.

It is the only browser with new vulnerabilities in the five days of October. Recent ones include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309, and CVE-2022-3307.

With the given data, it is undebatable that Chrome is the most vulnerable browser.

20. 75% of all Internet Explorer and Edge browser users run outdated browsers.

(Finances Online)

According to Microsoft web browser market share statistics, Microsoft has ended its support for all other IE versions except IE 11 to prompt its users to download the new Edge browser. 

The modern Edge browser has better features and is well-adapted to the current browser market.

Over the years, Internet Explorer has garnered a reputation for being slow, clunky, and unreliable compared to newer browsers like Chrome or Firefox. 

It's prone to crashing regularly, which birthed the name "top browser to install other browsers" by web surfers.

21. Businesses are exposed to over 18 million malware-infected websites through a web browser.

(Purple Sec)

Businesses are exposed to over 18 million malware-infected websites through a web browser

According to browser usage security statistics, at least 60% of businesses worldwide have suffered various malware attacks

This explains why companies and individuals need to be on the lookout for possible threats and put necessary security measures to protect their most sensitive data.

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22. Chrome checks for updates every 5 hours.


According to browser statistics, updating any security loopholes takes Chrome 15 days. This is the fastest browser to issue security updates, checking for updates every 5 hours.

The browser checks for updates regularly in the background and installs them automatically when an update is available without requiring input from the user.

Chrome applies it automatically when you close and reopen the browser. These updates often enhance security to keep you safe while using the internet.


The web browser market share is dominated by browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Samsung Internet, UC browser, etc. 

Internet Explorer is no longer a significant player in the web browser market. Over the years, Internet Explorer has needed more innovation.  Due to a lack of support, other browsers took over.

Google Chrome will retain its dominant position as so much fresh digital content is being created for its users. Look at the recent Google search statistics if you still need to be convinced.


What are the top three browsers based on market share in use today?

The latest data names Google Chrome (63.51%), Safari (20.43%), and Edge (4.96%) as the top three browsers worldwide as of April 2023. 

Does Google own Firefox?

No, Firefox is a web browser developed and owned by the Mozilla Corporation.

Which browser has the biggest market share?

Google Chrome has the most significant browser market share, at 63.51%.

How many people use Google Chrome?

The latest stat is from 2023, indicating that Google Chrome has  3.2 billion users.


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1 comment
William Brown
1 year ago
How do you define market share? Is it number of installs or amount of site visits through each platform?

1 year ago
Hi William. It's the number of installations. Best, Deyan