Given a tab ID, get the tab's details as a tabs.Tab object.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var getting = browser.tabs.get(
  tabId              // integer


integer. ID of the tab to get.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a tabs.Tab object containing information about the tab. If the tab could not be found or some other error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes144554 Yes


Get information about the active tab in the current window:

function onGot(tabInfo) {

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

function getInfoForTab(tabs) {
  if (tabs.length > 0) {
    var gettingInfo = browser.tabs.get(tabs[0].id);
    gettingInfo.then(onGot, onError);

var querying = browser.tabs.query({currentWindow: true, active: true});
querying.then(getInfoForTab, onError);

Example extensions


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.tabs API. This documentation is derived from tabs.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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