The resume() function of the downloads API resumes a paused download. If the request was successful, the download will be unpaused and progress will resume. The resume() call will fail if the download is not active: for example, because it has finished downloading.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var resuming = browser.downloads.resume(
  downloadId      // integer


An integer representing the id of the download to resume.

Return value

A Promise. If the request was successful, the promise will be fulfilled with no arguments. If the request failed, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

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resumeChrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 48Opera Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 48


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var downloadId = 2;

function onResumed() {
  console.log(`Resumed download`);

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

var resuming = browser.downloads.resume(downloadId);
resuming.then(onResumed, onError);


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.downloads API.

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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