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Safari Reaches 1 billion users, but is still far behind Chrome

Safari has just reached a symbolic milestone. According to figures from Atlas VPN, Apple’s browser has reached its first billion users. Thus, it maintains its second place, far behind Chrome, which peaks at 3.3 billion users. The third place is taken by Edge and its 212 million users.

If PC Edge and Safari are neck and neck, the overall numbers are largely in favor of Apple’s browser. This is according to the latest study by Atlas VPN, which looks at the total number of users of each browser. Not surprisingly, Chrome continues to dominate the market far, far ahead of the competition. But another interesting piece of information resides in this data. Safari has joined Chrome in the exclusive club of browsers with more billion users The latter recently passed this milestone, allowing it to maintain its number two position in the industry.

Of course, the gap with its long-standing rival is not narrowing: Google’s solution, for its part, culminates at some point 3.3 billion users, or 64% market share. Finally, Edge completes the podium with 212 million users. The fourth and fifth place are taken by Firefox and Samsung Internet, with respectively 179 million and 150 million users.

Chrome still dominates the browser market, but Safari continues to rise

Chrome’s continued popularity is due to its application-oriented design, according to Atlas VPN. Indeed, YouTube, Maps, and Drive, platforms widely acclaimed by internet users, are driving many users to stay in the Google ecosystem, knowing that many updates and features are available to Chrome users first. Safari’s strategy, on the other hand, is different.

In installing his browser by default on its devices, Apple ensures that a large number of users are conquered who will not look elsewhere. This is also what drives Google to pay huge amounts to Apple every year to remain Safari’s search engine. Microsoft uses the same strategy on Windows as well. Safari also works well with the many security features, which preserve user privacy, unlike Chrome which has repeatedly poked on the subject. The same goes for Firefox which, although it has shown a certain speed loss for several years, continues to convince thanks to its confidentiality options.