The State type of the downloads API defines different states that a current download can be in.

A downloads.DownloadItem's state property will contain a string taken from the values defined in this type.


Values of this type are strings. Possible values are:

The browser is currently receiving download data from the server.
An error broke the connection with the server.
The download completed successfully.

Note: These string constants will never change, but new constants may be added.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic Support Yes No 47.0 48.0 33


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.downloads API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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