Global and U.S. market share of leading internet browsers 2019

As of August 2019, Google Chrome accounted for around 49.94 percent of overall internet browser market share in the United States. Seemingly the only competitor that could challenge Google Chrome’s position at the top of the U.S. market is Apple’s Safari browser, which accounted for an additional 32.78 percent of the market share at that time. No other web browsers reached even 5 percent market share.

Web browsers

Web browsers serve as the vehicle through which users gain access to the World Wide Web. They allow users from around the world to access a huge variety of content including everything from entertainment sites, to social media, to online shopping. In recent years, social media sites such as Facebook have become some of the most frequently visited sites in the world, as users seek to keep up to date with the digital presence of their friends, families, and favorite celebrities.

Types of browser

Web browsers, and internet access in general, were initially only available to desktop computers, but as technology has advanced, browsers are becoming standard features of smartphones, TVs, and other consumer electronic devices. Today, Chrome for Android and Safari for iPhone rank among the most widely user web browsers in the world alongside their desktop counterparts.

Market share of leading internet browsers in the United States and worldwide as of August 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

August 2019

Special properties

desktop, mobile and tablet

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