Internet Explorer has lost half of its users in a year’s time

Internet Explorer has lost half of its users in a year’s time. In January 2016 the browser accounted for 40% of the browser market. Now, a year later, Microsoft’s browser has a market share of slightly less than 21%.

Internet Explorer has lost half of its users in a year's time

The numbers come from market research company Net Applications.

Internet Explorer especially lost a lot of market share due to Windows 10, where it has been replaced as default browser by Edge. But many Windows 10 users don’t use Edge and moved to Google Chrome. This browser saw its market share grow with about 20% the last year. More than half (56%) of all internet users now uses Google Chrome, according to Net Applications.

Mozilla’s Firefox also reports positive numbers again, its market share stabilized pretty much last summer. But in total Firefox only grew with 0.5% over the entire year. From 11.7% to 12.2%.

Edge, the browser that replaced Internet Explorer in Windows 10 has a market share of  5.3% which means that Microsoft  currently accounts for about 26% of the browser market.