Microsoft Edge has passed Apple’s Safari to become the world’s second most popular desktop browser based on data provided by web analytics service StatCounter.
In February, Microsoft Edge was on the cusp of catching Safari with less than a half percentage point (9.54% to 9.84%) between the two browsers in terms of popularity among desktop users. StatCounter’s latest figures show Edge is now used on 10.07% of desktop computers worldwide, 0.46% ahead of Safari; the latter dropped to 9.61%.
Google Chrome still holds the top spot by a long shot, at 66.58% of all desktop users. And Mozilla’s Firefox had just 7.87% of the share, a significant drop from the 9.18% share it held in February. The new data was first reported by MacRumors.