Fired when a navigation is committed. At least part of the new document has been received from the server and the browser has decided to switch to the new document.


  listener,                 // function 
  filter                    // optional object

Events have three functions:

Adds a listener to this event.
Stop listening to this event. The listener argument is the listener to remove.
Check whether listener is registered for this event. Returns true if it is listening, false otherwise.

addListener syntax



Function that will be called when this event occurs. The function will be passed the following arguments:

object. Details about the navigation event.

object. An object containing a single property url, which is an Array of events.UrlFilter objects. If you include this parameter, then the event will fire only for transitions to URLs which match at least one UrlFilter in the array. If you omit this parameter, the event will fire for all transitions.

Additional objects


integer. The ID of the tab in which the navigation is about to occur.
string. The URL to which the given frame will navigate.
integer. The ID of the process in which this tab is being rendered.
integer. Frame in which the navigation will occur. 0 indicates that navigation happens in the tab's top-level browsing context, not in a nested iframe. A positive value indicates that navigation happens in a nested iframe. Frame IDs are unique for a given tab and process.
number. The time that the navigation was committed, in milliseconds since the epoch.
transitionType. The reason for the navigation: for example, "link" if the user clicked a link, or "reload" if the user reloaded the page.
Array of transitionQualifier. Extra information about the navigation: for example, whether there was a server or client redirect.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes1142453 4483 4175
transitionQualifiers Yes No484817
transitionType Yes No484817

1. If the filter parameter is empty, Chrome matches all URLs.

2. Filtering is not supported.

3. Filtering is supported from version 50.

4. If the filter parameter is empty, Firefox raises an exception.

5. If the filter parameter is empty, Opera matches all URLs.


Logs the target URLs and extra transition information for onCommitted, if the target URL's hostname contains "example.com" or starts with "developer".

var filter = {
    {hostContains: "example.com"},
    {hostPrefix: "developer"}

function logOnCommitted(details) {
  console.log("target URL: " + details.url);
  console.log("transition type: " + details.transitionType);
  console.log("transition qualifiers: " + details.transitionQualifiers);

browser.webNavigation.onCommitted.addListener(logOnCommitted, filter);

Example extensions


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