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The Gamepad.timestamp property of the Gamepad interface returns a DOMHighResTimeStamp representing the last time the data for this gamepad was updated.

The idea behind this is to allow developers to determine if the axes and button data have been updated from the hardware. The value must be relative to the navigationStart attribute of the PerformanceTiming interface. Values are monotonically increasing, meaning that they can be compared to determine the ordering of updates, as newer values will always be greater than or equal to older values.

Note: This property is not currently supported anywhere.


readonly    attribute DOMHighResTimeStamp timestamp;


var gp = navigator.getGamepads()[0];


A DOMHighResTimeStamp.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Gamepad.timestamp' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
General support 21.0 webkit
(Yes) 29.0 (29.0) No support 15.0 webkit
No support
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
General support No support (Yes) 32.0 (32.0) No support No support No support

See also

Using the Gamepad API

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