Get the complete manifest.json file, serialized to a JSON object.
 

Syntax

browser.runtime.getManifest()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A JSON object representing the manifest.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support 22Edge Full support 14Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support 15Firefox Android Full support 48

Legend

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Examples

Get the manifest and log the "name" property:

var manifest = browser.runtime.getManifest();
console.log(manifest.name);

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.runtime API. This documentation is derived from runtime.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Document Tags and Contributors

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