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


The getMessages method is used to access a list of messages.


var cursor = navigator.mozMobileMessage.getMessages(filter, reverse);


A MozSmsFilter object used to filter the messages to retrieve.
A boolean indicating if the order to access the messages is reversed (true) or not (false).


A DOMCursor object to handle the success or error of the operation and iterate through the messages. In case of success, the request's result will be a MozSmsMessage or MozMmsMessage object.


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 No support No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 12.0 (12.0) Moz No support No support No support

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