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Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

This API is available on Firefox OS for certified applications only.

Summary

WebSMS is an API that makes it possible for web content to create, send, and receive Short Message Service (SMS) or Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages.

The API is available using window.navigator.mozSms which returns a MozSmsManager object or window.navigator.mozMobileMessage which returns a MozMobileMessageManager. See below for a full list of interfaces:

DOM interfaces

SMS interfaces

MMS and SMS interfaces

Sample code and introduction

Specifications

This is a non standard implementation, but it is discussed at W3C as part of the System Application Working Group.

Specification Status Comment
Messaging API Editor's Draft Editor Draft (WIP).

Browser compatibility

For obvious reasons, support is primarily expected on mobile browsers.

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported 12.0 (12.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

Preferences & availability

  • WebSMS is disabled by default and can be enabled setting the preference dom.sms.enabled to true.
  • A comma-separated whitelist of allowed hostnames that are allowed to use the WebSMS API must be specified using the dom.sms.whitelist preference. This string is empty by default.
  • WebSMS is only available to certified apps on Firefox OS (B2G).
  • MMS are available starting with Firefox OS 1.1

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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