Why do most people prefer to use Chrome VS Microsoft Edge?

Chrome Vs Microsoft Edge

Many of us use internet on a daily basis. Even a lesser educated person any time in a day has to look to the screen and watch some thing on the internet. We often use various browsing software’s without considering which one is good over the other. But back in mind we definitely have a perception that this software is easy to use. I mean user friendly. With that said we reach to certain conclusion that a software used by many is preferred over the other. Similar is the case with Browsing software.

There are many amazing browsing softwares in the market. The most famous ones are Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla, Opera and many more. Which one is better? It is up to the user and his/her experience.

Many people use Microsoft Edge, but many more use Chrome. This article will lead you to make a choice in Chrome & Microsoft Edge. The review is based on my personal experience and research.

Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer was the earlier version of the newly launched Microsoft Edge. People were not comfortable using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Well, there are reasons for it. Most importantly aesthetics, which although is a valuable addition to a product, but cannot be ignored in this high competition era. With my personal experience, I noticed it was sluggish, there were not enough extensions as now incorporated in Microsoft Edge. People used to say internet explorer is a better browser to help you downloading another browsing software.

Pros of Microsoft Edge

Microsoft after realizing it launched Microsoft Edge. With the launching of Edge, things seem going in the right direction for Microsoft. It’s a chromium-based browser. The looks are amazing. Most importantly Edge gets installed on Computers with Window automatically, relieving the headache to download and install it then. Edge helps you running multiple extensions support but not like Chrome, a feature mainly associated with chrome.

Similarly having an account with Microsoft World, your personal details become portable on another device. You can get to your browsing data easily. Microsoft Edge has Cortona which is a useful feature, but one would hardly like to talk to Machines.

But all is not well. Microsoft Edge lacks the support of Extensions the way Chrome does it. The search Engine switching feature of Edge is not that much good as compared to Chrome. From my personal experience, it is obvious that the interface of Edge is not user friendly like Chrome. With Chrome you feel faster. The deletion of browsing history in Edge is not that easy as in Chrome. Similarly, as I experienced, Edge sometimes stops responding or may open multiple pages at once.


People say Microsoft Edge is the alternative for Chrome. But if the things itself are available why should one go to opt the alternative than the product itself.

Chrome is still used by many. Literally, I mean by many. The reason behind this is that Chrome is an extremely faster browsing software, works faster on desktop computers. The design is simple. The GUI is user friendly. It has served the consumer for a longer time.

Chrome’s most important feature in my view is that it can detect the pages you visited often. This is not the prominent feature in other Browsing software. Installation is easy.

Important software like adobe flash players and others alike software gets easily installed on chrome.

The setting is well placed. You have the option to delete history date wise, time-wise. It works very compatibly with the google search engine. Once signed in to chrome, you do not need separate sign in for other websites like Youtube.com. This feature sometimes irritates too. Once using Chrome and got signed in. You have to sign out while leaving.

Chrome gives you the ease that if one tab goes wrong, only that tab should not work, the other open pages are still working. Every tab opened in Chrome has a separate session. The newly opened tab would show you the website that you may like to visit. Chrome gives you extensive support for bookmarks. Bookmarking any page is easy and with one click. The chrome privacy feature is also amazing. InIncognitomode, it would keep your privacy intact.

Having said that Chrome also is not free of disadvantages. It consumes a lot of your RAM memory. It jumps everywhere if you have previously used it, and now using another browsing software like Edge, Chrome will irritate you by switching to Chrome again.


In conclusion, I would say based on my experience that Chrome is the best available software for browsing. Its extensive features, simple GUI, simple design is much user friendly and that is the reason people like it more and use it more than other browsing software.

Iqbal Munir
Iqbal Munir

Iqbal Munir is an assistant professor at the government college of technology Swat.

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