Web browser use by device
Since 2012, the web browser Chrome increased its market share steadily, up to 0.08 percent in June 2021 on desktop computers, and 56.93 percent on mobile phones in May 2021. Looking at the market share of the main Internet browsers optimized for tablets, the Safari navigator lost about 14 points in market share between June 2018 and May 2021, reaching almost 42 percent in 2021. Chrome kept gaining points, reaching almost 53 percent in May 2021.
Search engines usage
According to Statista's Global Consumer Survey from November 2020, 91 percent of respondents declared having used Google in the past four weeks, and seven percent stated having used the search engine Ecosia. Although the main players on the browser and search engine markets seem to be used by a majority of users, French people also mentioned wishing using alternative web browsers or search engines: in fact, 29 percent of respondents stated already using an alternative Internet browser to Internet Explorer or Chrome, in a survey from May 2018.