runtime.requestUpdateCheck()

Checks to see if an update for this add-on is available.

Syntax

chrome.runtime.requestUpdateCheck(
  function(status, details) {...} // function
)

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

Parameters

callback
function. The function is passed the following arguments:
status
A runtime.RequestUpdateCheckStatus value — the result of the update check.
detailsOptional
object. If status is update_available, this contains more information about the update. It is an object containing a single property:
version
string. The update's version.

Browser compatibility

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

Examples

Request an update, and log the new version if one is available:

function onRequested(status, details) {
  console.log(status);
  if (status === "update_available") {
    console.log(details.version);
  }
}

chrome.runtime.requestUpdateCheck(onRequested);

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.

Document Tags and Contributors

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