Safari is about to lose its place as the world’s second most-used desktop web browser

By Filipe Espósito

Apple’s Safari web browser has never been as popular as Google Chrome, which dominates the worldwide market share, but it has been consolidated as the second most-used browser for a long time.

However, new data suggests that Safari is about to lose its second place in the ranking to its competitors.

While Safari is used by 9.84% of desktop users, Microsoft Edge is right behind with 9.54% market share.

Firefox, which had only 8.1% share in January 2021, has gained new users during the past few months and now has 9.18% of the desktop market share.

Unsurprisingly, Google Chrome is still in first place with 65.38% of the share.

By comparison, 10.38% of desktop users were surfing the web with Safari in January 2021, which suggests that Apple’s web browser has been losing ground to other alternatives.

If Safari continues to lose users, it will probably slip to the third or fourth place in the ranking over the next few months.