- Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular browser surpassing Mozilla Firefox
- According to the NetMarketShare report, Edge has now 7.59 percent of market share, and Firefox has 7.19 percent of share
- Microsoft released a teaser video that shows upcoming features of Edge like Vertical tabs, Smart copy, and Password Monitor
On January 15, 2020, Microsoft introduced the stable version of its new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium. In less than three months of its release, Edge has become the second most popular browser, according to the NetMarketShare March 2020 data.
In the desktop market share segment, Microsoft Edge now has a 7.59 percent market share surpassing Mozilla Firefox. The Firefox browser is now in the third position, with 7.19 percent of market share. Google Chrome is still on the top with 68.50 percent of market share, and at last, Internet Explore with 5.87 percent of market share.
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is available for Windows 10, along with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, macOS, and also for Android and iOS. Microsoft has also planned to make Edge available on Linux operating systems, which will help to gain more users.
Recently, Microsoft has released a teaser video of Microsoft Edge showcasing some upcoming features like vertical tabs, smart copy, and password monitor.
The Vertical tabs shifts the view of tabs from horizontal to vertical with a click of a button. Users will be able to see the tab titles and access controls like mute and close. The Vertical tabs will also allow users to rearrange tabs and collapse the vertical pane.
The Smart copy feature copies the website content in the rich web format, preserving the source formatting. Users can use the mouse cursor to select any area, including charts, tables, images, and while pasting, it will have the source formatting.
The Password monitor feature scans the web to find whether the user’s online credentials have been stolen or not. Microsoft Edge will notify the user if the online credentials are detected on the dark web. Using the Password monitor dashboard, users will be able to view the list of all affected accounts and visit the website to take necessary action.
These new features will be available in the Edge Insider channels next month.