Animation: finished property

Baseline 2022

Newly available

Since September 2022, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

The Animation.finished read-only property of the Web Animations API returns a Promise which resolves once the animation has finished playing.

Note: Every time the animation leaves the finished play state (that is, when it starts playing again), a new Promise is created for this property. The new Promise will resolve once the new animation sequence has completed.


A Promise object which will resolve once the animation has finished running.


The following code waits until all animations running on the element elem have finished, then deletes the element from the DOM tree:

Promise.all(elem.getAnimations().map((animation) => animation.finished)).then(
  () => elem.remove(),


Web Animations
# dom-animation-finished

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