October 18, 2022
Has WebP landed yet? (part 2)

One day(!) after my previous article about WebP, Safari launched Safari 16 for macOS… and… you guessed it: Safari 16 fully supports WebP. This is big news, because it means that we will all be using WebP as the preferred pixel format for images very soon.

But what is ‘very soon’? We are currently a little more than one month in and Safari 16 is already used by approximately 5% of the Safari users on macOS. This will grow rapidly over time, but how fast? We can only guess. But I think that once we hit 90% everybody will switch to WebP only.

I am looking forward to that day (and I will keep you posted)!

()  Joost van der Schee

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