BroadcastChannel.onmessage

The BroadcastChannel.onmessage event handler is a property that specifies the function to execute when a message event, of type MessageEvent, is received by this BroadcastChannel. Such an event is sent by the browser with a message broadcasted to the channel.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

channel.onmessage = function;

Values

  • function is the name of a user-defined function, without the () suffix or any parameters, or an anonymous function declaration, such as function(event) {...}. An event handler always has one single parameter, containing the event, here of type MessageEvent.

Example

bc.onmessage = function(ev) { console.log('message event received!'); };

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'BroadcastChannel.onmessage' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 54Edge ? Firefox Full support 38IE No support NoOpera Full support 41Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 54Chrome Android Full support 54Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 41Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

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See also

  • Another, more heavy weight, way of communicating between browser contexts: ServiceWorker

Document Tags and Contributors

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Last updated by: fscholz,