Browsers have come a long way since the first web browser was launched in 1990. Today, there are dozens of different browsers available, each with its own unique features, strengths, and weaknesses.

In this article, we’ll explore browser statistics to help you understand the state of browsing today. From market share to user behavior, these statistics will provide you with valuable insights into how people browse the web.

Key Browser Statistics 2023 – MY Choice

  • Microsoft Edge became the second most-used browser on desktops in April 2022.
  • Google Chrome has 3.3 billion users, which is three times the number of Safari users.
  • Chrome, Edge, and Firefox all released their “version 100” updates this spring—and nearly broke the internet.
  • The number of internet users increased by 178 million from July 2021 to July 2022.
  • Google updated Chrome’s logo in version 100 in 2022.
  • Chrome issues security updates every 15 days, nearly four times as often as Safari.
  • Over a third (37.77%) of businesses prefer to use Microsoft Edge.
  • 17% of US adults use their browser’s password manager.

Browser Market Share Statistics

Browser% of Mobile Market Share
Google Chrome64.71%
Samsung Internet3.73%
Opera Mini1.85%
Firefox Mobile0.66%

Table 1: Browser Usage Statistics for 2022

BrowserNumber of Users
Google Chrome3.3 billion
Safari1 billion
Browser Usage Statistics in the US (% of respondents)
Browser% of US Adults Using
Password Manager17%
Microsoft Edge13.47%
Overall Browser Market Share in the US (% of usage)
Browser% of Usage
Microsoft Edge6.14%
  • Google Chrome is the most popular browser with a market share of 64.07% as of January 2023
  • Safari is the second most popular browser with a market share of 19.65%
  • Firefox has a market share of 3.42%, making it the third most popular browser
  • Microsoft Edge has a market share of 3.19%
  • Opera has a market share of 2.11%
  • Other browsers account for the remaining 7.56% of the market share

Worldwide Browser stats (All Platforms)

Table 1: Desktop Web Browser Market Share

Web BrowserMarket Share
Internet Explorer7.7%

Source: NetMarketShare

Table 2: Operating System Market Share

Operating SystemMarket Share
Mac OS10%

Source: NetMarketShare

Table 3: Browser Resolutions

Browser ResolutionPercentage of Devices
1920 x 108010%
1366 x 7689.6%
1440 x 9008.6%
1280 x 8008.4%
360 x 6404.2%

Source: Statcounter

Table 4: Chrome Browser Version Market Share

Chrome VersionMarket Share

Source: Statcounter

Table 5: Internet Browsing by Device

DeviceMarket Share

Source: Statcounter

Table 6: Web Browsing in the United States

DeviceMarket Share

Source: Statcounter

Table 7: Private Browsing Statistics

Americans who have used private browsing46%
Americans who have not heard of private browsing33%
Millennials who have used private browsing60%
Baby boomers who have used private browsing12%
Users who use private browsing for embarrassing searchesN/A
Users who use private browsing to avoid suggestions and browsing historyN/A
Americans who want greater privacy protection in their browser64%

Source: DuckDuckGo

Table 8: Chrome Usage in South America

CountryPercentage of Chrome Users

Browser User Behavior Statistics

  • The average time spent browsing the web per day is 6 hours and 43 minutes
  • 63% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices
  • The average mobile browsing session is 72 seconds long
  • The average desktop browsing session is 150 seconds long
  • Users spend 88% of their browsing time on websites with a search bar
  • Users are willing to wait up to 3 seconds for a website to load before abandoning it
  • 53% of mobile users abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load
  • 67% of users will leave a website if it is not mobile responsive
  • Users spend an average of 5.59 seconds looking at a website’s main image
  • 75% of users don’t scroll past the first page of search results

Browser Security and Privacy Statistics

  • 87% of internet users worry about their online privacy
  • Only 24% of internet users believe that companies handle their personal information responsibly
  • 38% of internet users have experienced identity theft
  • 53% of internet users have experienced a security breach
  • 54% of internet users use a VPN to protect their privacy online
  • 57% of internet users have abandoned an online purchase due to security concerns
  • Only 11% of websites use HTTPS encryption

Browser Future of Browsers Statistics

  • By 2025, it is predicted that the global browser market will be worth $6.5 billion
  • The adoption of 5G is expected to increase mobile browsing speeds by up to 20 times
  • 80% of all internet traffic is expected to be video by 2022
  • Virtual and augmented reality browsing experiences are expected to become more popular in the coming years
  • 70% of internet users are interested in voice-controlled browsing experiences


Browsers are an essential tool for navigating the web, and they continue to evolve as technology advances. By understanding these browser statistics, you can gain valuable insights into how people browse the web, what they expect from their browsers, and what the future of browsing may hold.

Whether you’re a web developer, marketer, or simply an internet user, these statistics can help you make informed decisions about how to optimize your browsing experience.

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