Get a tabs.Tab containing information about the tab that this script is running in.

You can call this function in contexts where there is a browser tab, such as an options page. If you call it from a background script or a popup, it will return undefined.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var gettingCurrent = browser.tabs.getCurrent()



Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a tabs.Tab object containing information about the current tab. If any error occurs the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes Yes4554 Yes


Get information about the current tab:

function onGot(tabInfo) {

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);

var gettingCurrent = browser.tabs.getCurrent();
gettingCurrent.then(onGot, onError);


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