Safari passes one billion users, still eclipsed by Google Chrome


Source: Joseph Keller / iMore

A new report says 19% of all internet users now use Safari, giving it more than a billion users for the first time.

AtlasVPN reports on Tuesday:

According to the findings of the Atlas VPN team, 1,006,232,879 Internet users (19.16% of all Internet users) now use the Safari browser, making it the second-largest browser with over 1 billion users. Nevertheless, Google Chrome remains firmly at the top as the most popular browser.

Statistics are based on GlobalStats browser market share percentage, which was then converted to numbers using Internet World Stats Internet Users Metric to retrieve exact numbers.

Those numbers give Safari a nearly 20% share of internet browsers, but that still doesn’t match Google Chrome‘s gigantic user base of 3.3 billion. As the report notes, Safari ships as Apple’s standard browser on all of its top iPhones, iPads, and Macs, and was recently beefed up with a host of welcome privacy features, including Smart Tracking Prevention and more. .

In order, Microsoft Edge overtook Firefox with 212 million users, atlasVPN says this could be due to Windows 11 and the difficulty of changing the default browser on Microsoft’s latest version of Windows.

With WWDC 2022 fast approaching, Apple may well announce even more new features and upgrades for Safari as part of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, all of which are expected to get their next iterations at the annual WWDC conference. Apple next week.


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