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


The delivery property represents the current state of the message delivery from the device perspective.


var state =;


A string which can be one of the following:

  • sending      : The message is in the process of being sent.
  • sent         : The message has been sent by the device.
  • received     : The message has been received on the device.
  • error        : The sending process has encountered a problem and the message has not been sent.


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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