runtime.getPlatformInfo()

Returns information about the current platform.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var getting = browser.runtime.getPlatformInfo()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a runtime.PlatformInfo value representing the current platform.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support 29Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 45Opera Full support 16Firefox Android Full support 48

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Examples

Get and log the platform OS:

function gotPlatformInfo(info) {
  console.log(info.os);
}

var gettingInfo = browser.runtime.getPlatformInfo();
gettingInfo.then(gotPlatformInfo);

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.

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