This API is available on Firefox OS for internal applications only.


The delete method is used to delete a given message.


var request = navigator.mozMobileMessage.delete(message);


The id or an array of id of the messages to delete or the message itself as a MozSmsMessage or MozMmsMessage object or an array of these objects.


A DOMRequest to handle the success or error of the operation. In case of success, the request's result is a boolean indicating if the message has been deleted (true) or not (false).


This is a non-standard implementation, but it is discussed at W3C as part of the System Application Working Group.

Specification Status Comment
Messaging API Editor's Draft Editor Draft (WIP).

Browser compatibility

For obvious reasons, support is primarily expected on mobile browsers.

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 12.0 (12.0) Moz No support No support No support

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