What is a web browser?

What is a web browser?

A web browser is an application software that is designed to display web pages which helps the computer user to surf the web.

Some common examples are; google chrome, mozilla firefox, opera, safari, netscape navigator etc. 

Features of a browser

  • Address bar; This is the area where the URL/address of the website you want to visit is typed.
  • Refresh button; This is the button on which you click when you want the page to reload.
  • Back arrow; When you are browsing and you want to go back to a page you had already visited, you need to click on the back arrow.
  • Search box; Whatever you are looking for on the internet, type it in the search box and click the search button or press the enter key on the keyboard.
  • Bookmark button; This is a button that you click when you want to save the website for easy future visitation . It is mostly found in the right corner of the address bar(e.g google chrome).


The main use of a web browser is to display web pages. 

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