Firefox loses more than 56 million users
Firefox loses more than 56 million users

The Mozilla Foundation, which developed the Firefox web browser, has taken important steps this year to attract more users. Including revisions to make UI updates more visible and attention to data protection to meet the needs of security-conscious Internet users.

Despite these efforts. But Firefox still holds 3.45% of the world's web browser market share.

Firefox user growth is also very slow. According to a public data report, the browser has lost as many as 56 million users in the past two years.

This has caused its share in the web browser market to decline as Google Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge continue to attract more users.

Reasons behind the slow growth of Firefox

The number of monthly active Firefox users increased to around 254 million in January 2019.

However, in July 2021, that number had dropped to 198 million after having fallen by around 56 million in just two years.

The report states that the main reason behind the decline in user numbers is that users, especially smartphone users, are switching to Google Chrome or Safari browsers built into Android and iOS platforms.

Firefox also sets Google search engine as the default search engine. This is causing a lot of users to switch to Google Chrome. This comes after Mozilla extended its contract with Google through an annual agreement from $40 million to $450 million through 2023.

It is very likely that he will return to fourth place

Mozilla made several changes to the user interface in version 90. However, the result was the opposite. Some users reacted negatively to the sweeping fixes.

Some privacy-conscious users believe that these changes are not enough. However, the 198 million users of the browser should not be underestimated. This number makes it the third in the world after Google Chrome and Safari.

However, if Mozilla does nothing to prevent the massive loss of users who have left its browser, it may soon drop to fourth place, allowing the third to support the upcoming Microsoft Edge browser.

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