Nearly 9 Out of 10 of Google Chrome Extensions have Less than 1,000 Users, New Study Reveals

A new study shows a huge majority of Google Chrome browser extensions, about 90 percent, have fewer than 1,000 users…

Google continues to dominate the browser market share with nearly 67 percent, followed by Firefox, claiming almost 9.4 percent. Rounding out the top five are Internet Explorer, with 8.55 percent, Edge with 4.83 percent, and Safari with 3.62 percent, according to Net Market Share.

With such an impressive performance, one would expect a whole lot of Chrome extensions to garner a huge number of users. Turns out, that’s simply not true. A new study by Extension Monitor reveals out of 188,620 extensions, merely 13 have a massive user-base.

Almost 90 Percent of Chrome Extensions have Fewer than 1,000 Users

Presently, the Google Chrome Web Store, although packed with choices, have very few juggernauts. In fact, only a relative few have over 10 million installs. These include: Cisco WebEx, Google Translate, Avast, Adobe Acrobat, Grammarly, Adblock Plus, Pinterest, Skype, Adblock, Avast SafePrice, uBlockOrigin, Honey, and Tampermonkey.

Still, others approaching that threshold inlcude: Google Photos, LastPass, Text, Avira, Google Hangouts, as well as a few others.

Breaking down usage more shows dimmer performances. Right now, 87 percent of Chrome extensions have fewer than 1,000 downloads. What’s more, 50 percent have less than 16 users. About 20,000 extensions have no active users, with 13 percent claiming just one user each.

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