Uninstalls the calling add-on.

This API does not require the "management" API permission.

  options,              // object
  function(info) {...}  // function

This API is also available as in a version that returns a promise.


object. Object which may contain a single property, showConfirmDialog. If showConfirmDialog is true, the browser will show a dialog asking the user to confirm that the add-on should be uninstalled. Defaults to false.
function. Callback function. If was supplied, and the user canceled uninstallation, then runtime.lastError will be set, and you can check for it in this callback.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 51.0 51.0 Yes


Uninstall the add-on, asking the user to confirm. In the callback, check whether the user canceled uninstallation.

function uninstalling() {
  if (chrome.runtime.lastError) {
}, uninstalling);


This API is based on Chromium's API. This documentation is derived from management.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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