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This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.


The animation-play-state CSS property determines whether an animation is running or paused. You can query this property's value to determine whether or not the animation is currently running; in addition, you can set its value to pause and resume playback of an animation.

Resuming a paused animation will start the animation from where it left off at the time it was paused, rather than starting over from the beginning of the animation sequence.


Formal syntax: <single-animation-play-state>#
animation-play-state: running
animation-play-state: paused

animation-play-state: paused, running, running


The animation is currently playing.
The animation is currently paused.


See CSS animations for examples.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Animations Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)-webkit 5.0 (5.0)-moz
16.0 (16.0)
10 12 -o
12.10 #
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes)-webkit 5.0 (5.0)-moz
16.0 (16.0)
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