runtime.getPlatformInfo()

Returns information about the current platform.

Syntax

chrome.runtime.getPlatformInfo(
  function(platformInfo) {...} // function
)

This API is also available as browser.runtime.getPlatformInfo() in a version that returns a promise.

Parameters

callback
function. The function is passed the following arguments:
platformInfo
A runtime.PlatformInfo value representing the current platform.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 45.0 48.0 33

Examples

Get and log the platform OS:

function gotPlatformInfo(info) {
  console.log(info.os);
}

chrome.runtime.getPlatformInfo(gotPlatformInfo);

Acknowledgements

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