Navigate to the previous page in tab's history, if available.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


let withGoingBack = browser.tabs.goBack(
  tabId,                  // optional integer
  callback                  // optional function


tabId Optional

integer. The ID of the tab to navigate. Defaults to the active tab of the current window.

callback Optional

function. When the page navigation finishes, this function is called without parameters.

Return value

A Promise that is fulfilled when the page navigation finishes.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser


Go back to the previous page in the current tab:

function onGoBack() {
  console.log("Gone back");

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

let goingBack = browser.tabs.goBack();
goingBack.then(onGoBack, onError);

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