history.getVisits()

Retrieves information about all visits to the given URL.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var getting = browser.history.getVisits(
  details                // object
)

Parameters

details
object.
url
string. The URL for which to retrieve visit information.

Return value

A Promise. The promise will be fulfilled with an array of history.VisitItem objects each representing a visit to the given URL. Visits are sorted in in reverse chronological order.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 50.0 No 33

Examples

List all visits to the most recently-visited page:

function gotVisits(visits) {
  console.log("Visit count: " + visits.length);
  for (visit of visits) {
    console.log(visit.visitTime);
  }
}

function listVisits(historyItems) {
  if (historyItems.length) {
    console.log("URL " + historyItems[0].url);
    var gettingVisits = browser.history.getVisits({
      url: historyItems[0].url
    });
    gettingVisits.then(gotVisits);
  }
}

var searching = browser.history.search({
  text: "",
  startTime: 0,
  maxResults: 1
});

searching.then(listVisits);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.history API. This documentation is derived from history.json in the Chromium code.

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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