Obsolete since Gecko 25 (Firefox 25 / Thunderbird 25 / SeaMonkey 2.22)
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
SmsManager object you can use to receive and send SMS messages.
Note: Do not use anymore! This object has been removed in favor of
var sms = window.navigator.mozSms;
This is a non standard implementation, but it is discussed at W3C as part of the System Application Working Group.
|Messaging API||Editor's Draft||Editor Draft (WIP).|
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)||No support||No support||No support|
Preferences & availability
- WebSMS is disabled by default and can be enabled setting the preference
- A comma-separated whitelist of allowed hostnames that are allowed to use the WebSMS API must be specified using the
dom.sms.whitelistpreference. This string is empty by default.
- WebSMS is only available to certified apps on Firefox OS (B2G).