No, Microsoft Edge is not dead
I know, it might sound impossible but Microsoft Edge actually has doubled its monthly active users in one year. The Windows default browser, Edge, has more than 330 million active users now.
Last year in April, Microsoft Edge had a monthly active user base of 150 million. And now according to the latest report, the monthly active users have reached 330 million. Most of the users might hate Microsoft Edge and use it for downloading Google Chrome only, but it is still continuing to grow. There are more than 500 million Active Windows 10 devices which means that nearly 60% of devices also use Microsoft Edge regularly.
Here’s what one of the Microsoft Executives, Morris, had to say on this:
“A lot of improvements and a lot of new features doesn’t really mean anything if no one’s using it. I’m really thrilled to announce today that, earlier this month, Microsoft Edge passed over 330 million active devices worldwide. This number has more than doubled since the Edge summit last year.”
There is one thing to keep in mind that even if a user opens Microsoft Edge once in a month, he’ll be counted as a monthly active user. So that does not clearly show the daily number of active users. People might open it just to check some websites that how they look on Edge or use it to download some more browsers.
Microsoft Edge was released back in 2015 along with Windows 10 to replace the old Internet Explorer. The browser is beautiful and performs really fast but people are still unable to leave the beloved Google Chrome.
For the comparison, Google Chrome has more than a billion monthly active users and Mozilla Firefox has around 500 million active users. And both of these browsers are also available for previous Windows versions.