BeforeInstallPromptEvent.prompt()

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The prompt() method of the BeforeInstallPromptEvent interface allows a developer to show the install prompt at a time of their own choosing. 

Syntax

BeforeInstallPromptEvent.prompt()

Parameters

None.

Returns

An empty Promise.

Example

var isTooSoon = true;
window.addEventListener("beforeinstallprompt", function(e) {
  if (isTooSoon) {
    e.preventDefault(); // Prevents prompt display
    // Prompt later instead:
    setTimeout(function() {
      isTooSoon = false;
      e.prompt(); // Throws if called more than once or default not prevented
    }, 10000);
  }

  // The event was re-dispatched in response to our request
  // ...
});

Specifications

This method is not part of a specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome Full support 45Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 45Chrome Android Full support 45Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

Document Tags and Contributors

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