runtime.getBrowserInfo()

Returns information about the browser in which the extension is installed.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingInfo = browser.runtime.getBrowserInfo()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with an object which has the following properties:

  • name: string value representing the browser name, for example "Firefox".
  • vendor: string value representing the browser's vendor, for example "Mozilla".
  • version: string representing the browser's version, for example "51.0" or "51.0a2".
  • buildID: string representing the specific build of the browser, for example "20161018004015".

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 51Opera No support NoFirefox Android Full support 51

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support

Examples

Get and log the browser's name:

function gotBrowserInfo(info) {
  console.log(info.name);
}

var gettingInfo = browser.runtime.getBrowserInfo();
gettingInfo.then(gotBrowserInfo);

Acknowledgements

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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