Google Chrome Statistics

Google Chrome Statistics 2024: Market Share, Usage & Extensions

Published on: January 7, 2024
Last Updated: January 7, 2024

Google Chrome Statistics 2024: Market Share, Usage & Extensions

Published on: January 7, 2024
Last Updated: January 7, 2024

Chrome, developed by Google, is a superfast, secure, and easy-to-use cross-platform web browser.

It was first launched in 2008 and was available only for Microsoft Windows.

However, over the next few years, it made its way into the world of macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. 

Let’s take a look at some Google Chrome statistics.

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Key Statistics

  • Google Chrome holds over 60% of the total market share in 2021.
  • As of 2021, Google Chrome holds over 65% of the desktop market share.
  • Around 3.22 billion people use Google Chrome.
  • Chrome is the king of web browsers in the Indian market.
  • Chrome has a market share of 46.32% in the United States.
  • Google Chrome is prevalent among desktop users in the US, with more than 55% of the market share.
  • Chrome has over 100,000 extensions.
  • Chrome tops the European and African web browser market with more than 60% and 70%, respectively.
  • The Chrome app was downloaded 8.8 million times in January 2021.
  • Chrome has over 5 billion lifetime installs.

Google Chrome Market Share Statistics in 2024

global market share of Google Chrome

1. Google Chrome Holds Over 60% of The Total Market Share in 2021

Google Chrome Market Share

Google has been dominating the web browser space since it released its first version of Chrome back in 2008.

Google Chrome statistics show that different versions of Chrome hold 63.58% of the market share.

However, Safari, the second most popular web browser, has a market share of only 19.37%.

2. In 2021, Google Chrome Has More than 60% of The Market Share Among Mobile Users

chromes mobile browser market share

According to Google Chrome statistics, Google Chrome holds a slightly lower share of the web market among mobile users than it usually has.

Nevertheless, it has a market share of 62.48% which is more than half of the web browser market. It has been increasing since it was first released for mobile in 2012.

3. Talking About the Tablet Web Browser Market, Chrome only Has a Share of 42.5%

chrome browser market share

While Google Chrome is the most popular web browser among different kinds of devices, it comes second in the tablet browser market.

Although Chrome is the second most popular, the difference between Google Chrome and Safari (the most popular tablet web browser) is not that high. Safari has a market share of 43.52%, while Google Chrome has 42.5%.

4. As Of 2021, Google Chrome Holds Over 65% of The Desktop Market Share

desktop browser market share

Google Chrome is still the most popular web browser, followed by Safari and Edge if we only look at desktops.

According to various surveys conducted in 2021, including Google Chrome statistics, Google Chrome has a desktop market share of 68.76%. 

5. Around 3.22 Billion People Use Google Chrome

google chrome user growth

As of late 2023, around 3.22 billion people in the world use Google Chrome as their primary browser, while there were 2.64 billion users of Chrome in 2019. The user database has increased by 0.48%.

As a matter of fact, in the last 6 years, Google Chrome has added nearly 1.36 billion new users. 

Google Chrome Usage Statistics By Country

google chrome user worldwide

6. More than 40% of The Internet Users of China Use Google Chrome

Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers worldwide, and China is no exception.

With 45.13% of the overall market shares of internet browsers, Google Chrome tops the list of widely used browsers. Talking about mobile browsers, Chrome holds a market share of 49.15%.

7. Chrome Is the King of Web Browsers in The Indian Market

With 85.84% of the overall market share, Google Chrome undoubtedly tops India’s browser market across all devices. Similarly, it holds a mobile market share of 85.32%.

Moreover, Opera and UC Browser are the second and third most-used web browsers across India.

8. Chrome Has a Market Share of 46.32% in The United States

Similar to other countries across the globe, Google Chrome comes first in the list of most-used internet browsers in the United States.

Chrome holds a share of 46.32% of the US web browser market, which is significantly less than the worldwide market share enjoyed by Chrome.

However, unlike other countries where there is an upward trend in the web market share of Google Chrome, the United States market share of Chrome has been dropping since 2018.

9. Google Chrome Is More Prevalent Among Desktop Users in The US, with More than 55% of The Market Share

With a 55.01% share of the desktop market in the United States, Chrome is the most popular web browser, accounting for the majority of US desktop users.

Moreover, its closest competitor Safari has a desktop market share of only 19.15%. However, since 2019, it has only been decreasing.

10. with Less than 40% of The Mobile Market Share in The US, Google Chrome Fails to Make an Impact

Google Chrome has a market share of 35.86% in the United States, within the mobile category. It is the second most used mobile browser across the country.

The mobile market share of Google Chrome has increased from 0.44% in 2012. However, since 2018, it has only been dropping.

Google Chrome Extensions Statistics

11. Chrome Has Over 100,000 Extensions

Across the globe, there are a total of 137,345 Chrome extensions available for installation. You can download and install the same from the Chrome Web Store.

Additionally, you can also download 39,263 themes from the Chrome Web Store. However, 86.3% of Chrome extensions (that is, 118,526 Chrome extensions) have below 1,000 users. On the contrary, 2,459 Chrome extensions have over 100,000 users.

12. As Of February 2021, Google Has Developed 45 Chrome Extensions

According to some survey carried out in February 2021, only 45 Chrome extensions have been developed by Google that is available for download.

Among these, 10 Chrome extensions created by Google (that is 22.22%) have over 1 million users. 

Google Chrome Market Share by Region

google chrome market share in different region

13. Chrome Has More than 70% of The Market Share in The Region of Asia

72 out of 100 users in Asia use Google Chrome as their primary browser, making it the most popular internet browser.

Talking about percentage, Chrome has a market share of 72.72 in Asia%.

14. More than 50% of Internet Users in North America Use Google Chrome

Although Chrome is the most used browser in North America, Safari is stiff competition.

While in 2021, Google Chrome has a share of 51.33% of the market, Safari comes second with 33.52%.

15. Google Chrome Dominates the South American Market with Over 80% Share

Chrome is dominating the South American regions, with 82.72% of the internet users using the same for their web searches.

Over the years, it has only taken a peek with no declining trend. Whereas, the second most used web browser is Safari, with only 5.91% users.

16. Chrome Tops the European and African Web Browser Market with More than 60% and 70% of Share, Respectively

Like almost all the regions, European internet users are also very fond of Google Chrome.

Around 61.12% of the total internet users in Europe prefer Chrome to other available internet browsers.

Similarly, With a market share of over 70%, Chrome is ruling the African web market.

Google Chrome Web Store Statistics

17. Chrome App Was Downloaded 8.8 Million Times

Users throughout the world across Android and iOS platforms have downloaded the Google Chrome mobile app around 8.8 million times in January 2021.

Among these downloads, 8 million installations came from iPhone users via App Store, while 800 thousand came from Google Play.

18. Chrome Has Over 5 Billion Lifetime Installs

In July 2019, Google Chrome passed the milestone of 5 billion lifetime installs on Google Play from Android users alone.

On the list of the most popular app on the Google Play Store, the Google Chrome mobile app comes in 6th place.


This brings us to the conclusion of our detailed study on Google Chrome statistics.

Created by Google, it was first released in 2008, and from that day onwards, its users have been increasing globally.

Based on the statistics provided, it is obvious that Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers of all time. 


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