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contextualIdentities.create()

Creates a new contextual identity. Once created, the user will be able to create new tabs belonging to this contextual identity, just as they can with the built-in identities.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var createContext = browser.contextualIdentities.create(
  details                  // object
)

Parameters

details

object. An object containing properties for the new contextual identity. This contains the following properties:

name

string. The name of the new identity. This will be displayed in the browser's UI, enabling them to open a new tab belonging to the identity. It will also be displayed in the URL bar for tabs belonging to this identity.

color

string. The color associated with the new identity. This will be used to highlight tabs belonging to this identity. You can supply any of the following values here:

  • "blue"
  • "turquoise"
  • "green"
  • "yellow"
  • "orange"
  • "red"
  • "pink"
  • "purple" 
icon

string. The name of an icon to display in the URL bar for tabs belonging to this identity. You can supply any of the following values here:

  • "fingerprint"
  • "briefcase"
  • "dollar"
  • "cart"
  • "circle"

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a ContextualIdentity that describes the new identity.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportNoNo5353No

Examples

This example creates a new contextual identity and logs its cookie store ID:

function onCreated(context) {
  console.log(`New identity's ID: ${context.cookieStoreId}.`);
}

function onError(e) {
  console.error(e);
}

browser.contextualIdentities.create({
  name: "my-thing",
  color: "purple",
  icon: "briefcase"
}).then(onCreated, onError);

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