Browser Market Share in Dec 2022 (U.S. & World!)

Last Updated: November 8, 2022
Find more about browser market share in and other interesting facts about the leading web browsers worldwide.
Browser Market Share
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The internet has transformed the way people work and interact with one another.

It is difficult to imagine a world without the internet since people are now dependent on it.

Approximately 63.1% of the global population are internet users or equal to over 5 billion people.

A platform that can take users anywhere on the internet is known as the web browser or the internet browser. It allows its users to find and view web pages and sites.

Most of us have already heard of and used at least one of these leading web browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

Their market shares vary according to country and device.

Browser Market Share 2022

With more than 65% of the market share worldwide, Google Chrome is the world’s leading web browser, followed by Apple’s Safari and Microsoft Edge.

Approximately six to seven out of ten people around the world use Google Chrome to browse the internet.

Let’s take a look at the leading browsers around the world with their market shares:

  • Google Chrome – accounts for a market share of about 65.68% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022
  • Apple’s Safari – accounts for a market share of about 18.68% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022
  • Microsoft Edge – accounts for a market share of about 4.33% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022
  • Mozilla Firefox – accounts for a market share of about 3.15% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022
  • Samsung Internet – accounts for a market share of about 2.75% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022
  • Opera – accounts for a market share of about 2.26% in the browser market worldwide in September 2022

Browsers in Different Devices

Browser

Web browsers are used to search for answers, read blogs, socialize, watch videos, play games, shop online, and a lot more.

This software application allows users to access the World Wide Web and visit their favorite websites.

Users can use different devices like desktops, mobile phones, and tablets to access browsers.

Most web browsing was made on smartphones or mobile devices since it is the handiest and most accessible device.

Below are the browser market shares using different devices.

Desktop Browser Market Share Worldwide

  • Google Chrome’s global desktop browser market share reached 67.34% in September 2022
  • Microsoft Edge’s global desktop browser market share reached 10.8% in September 2022
  • Safari’s global desktop browser market share reached 8.93% in September 2022
  • Mozilla Firefox’s global desktop browser market share reached 7.27% in September 2022
  • Opera’s global desktop browser market share reached 2.93% in September 2022
  • IE’s global desktop browser market share reached 0.84% in September 2022

Mobile Browser Market Share Worldwide

  • Google Chrome’s global mobile browser market share reached 65.23% in September 2022
  • Safari’s global mobile browser market share reached 24.62% in September 2022
  • Samsung Internet’s global mobile browser market share reached 4.69% in September 2022
  • Opera’s global mobile browser market share reached 1.86% in September 2022
  • UC Browser’s global mobile browser market share reached 1.17% in September 2022
  • Android’s global mobile browser market share reached 0.73% in September 2022
  • Mozilla Firefox’s global mobile browser market share reached 0.49% in September 2022

Tablet Browser Market Share Worldwide

  • Google Chrome’s global tablet browser market share reached 47.99% in September 2022
  • Safari’s global tablet browser market share reached 35.4% in September 2022
  • Android’s global tablet browser market share reached 14.46% in September 2022
  • Opera’s global tablet browser market share reached 0.78% in September 2022
  • Microsoft Edge’s global tablet browser market share reached 0.36% in September 2022
  • Puffin’s global tablet browser market share reached 0.25% in September 2022

Browser Market Share in the United States

Based on the 2022 report, Google Chrome and Safari have close figures on browser market share from January 2022 until September 2022.

More people in the US are purchasing Apple devices that’s why Safari’s market share continuously increases.

Here is the browser market share in the US in September 2022:

  • Google Chrome held a 50.58% market share in the US browser market in September 2022
  • Apple’s Safari held a 34.63% market share in the US browser market in September 2022
  • Microsoft Edge held a 6.37% market share in the US browser market in September 2022
  • Mozilla Firefox held a 3.52% market share in the US browser market in September 2022
  • Samsung Internet held a 2.05% market share in the US browser market in September 2022
  • Opera held a 0.89% market share in the US browser market in September 2022

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the leading and most popular internet browser around the world. It is easy to use on all devices.

Users can use Chrome to search, translate web pages, and switch to other user profiles. It has the largest library of extensions compared to other browsers.

Here is the list of Google Chrome’s market shares per quarter in 2022:

  • In January 2022, Google Chrome had a market share of 63.06% in the browser market worldwide
  • In March 2022, Google Chrome had a market share of 64.53% in the browser market worldwide
  • In June 2022, Google Chrome had a market share of 65.87% in the browser market worldwide
  • In September, Google Chrome had a market share of 65.68% in the browser market worldwide

Safari

Safari Browser

Safari is used on all Apple devices to search and browse information online. It ensures powerful privacy protection and robust customization.

It is recognized as the fastest browser in the world. The browser’s extensions allow its users to add new features.

Here is the list of Safari’s market shares per quarter in 2022:

  • In January 2022, Safari handles a market share of 63.06% in the browser market worldwide
  • In March 2022, Safari handles a market share of 64.53% in the browser market worldwide
  • In June 2022, Safari handles a market share of 65.87% in the browser market worldwide
  • In September, Safari handles a market share of 65.68% in the browser market worldwide

Microsoft Edge

How Many People Use Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a secure browser that protects users’ data. It has built-in tools to be more productive, and multitask faster.

It keeps its users protected, and helps them make the most of their time while searching, and browsing. This browser works best on Windows.

Here is the list of Microsoft Edge’s market shares per quarter in 2022:

  • In January 2022, Microsoft Edge claims a market share of 4.12% in the browser market worldwide
  • In March 2022, Microsoft Edge claims a market share of 4.05% in the browser market worldwide
  • In June 2022, Microsoft Edge claims a market share of 4.13% in the browser market worldwide
  • In September, Microsoft Edge claims a market share of 4.33% in the browser market worldwide

Conclusion

Web browsers are commonly used by people who are searching for information and browsing their favorite entertainment sites on the internet.

These browsers log browsing history to provide the previous activities and searches in case you need to revisit them.

These browsers also give options to customize the browser and set bookmarks.

The six most popular and most used browsers worldwide are Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Samsung Internet, and Opera, but the world’s leading web browser is Chrome.

Approximately 3.2 billion internet users around the world use Chrome as their default browser.

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Written by Jason Wise

Hi! I’m Jason. I tend to gravitate towards business and technology topics, with a deep interest in social media, privacy and crypto. I enjoy testing and reviewing products, so you’ll see a lot of that from me here on EarthWeb.