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Clears a notification, given its ID.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var clearing = browser.notifications.clear(
  id                            // string


string. The ID of the notification to clear. This is the same as the ID passed into notifications.create()'s callback.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a boolean: true if the notification was cleared, or false if it was not (for example, because the notification referenced by id did not exist).

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesNo4548Yes


This example shows a notification when the user clicks a browser action, unless the notification was already being shown, in which case it clears the notification:

var myNotification = "my-notification";

function toggleAlarm(all) {
  if (myNotification in all) {
  } else {
    browser.notifications.create(myNotification, {
      "type": "basic",
      "iconUrl": browser.extension.getURL("icons/cake-48.png"),
      "title": "Am imposing title",
      "message": "Some interesting content"

function handleClick() {
  var gettingAll = browser.notifications.getAll();



This API is based on Chromium's chrome.notifications 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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