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The Web Animations API's cancel() method of the Animation interface clears all KeyframeEffects caused by this animation and aborts its playback.

When an animation is cancelled, its startTime and currentTime are set to null.

Syntax

Animation.cancel();

Parameters

None.

Return value

None.

Exceptions

This method doesn't directly throw exceptions; however, if the animation's playState is anything but "idle" when cancelled, the current finished promise is rejected with a DOMException named AbortError.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Animations
The definition of 'Animation.cancel()' in that specification.
Working Draft Editor's draft.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 39Edge ? Firefox Full support 48
Full support 48
No support 40 — 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 40 until version 48 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 26Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 39Chrome Android Full support 39Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 48
Full support 48
No support 40 — 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 40 until version 48 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 26Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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