This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The zoom() method of the HTMLIFrameElement interface changes the zoom factor of the browser <iframe>'s content. This is particularly useful for zooming in/out on non-touch-enabled devices.


var instanceOfDOMRequest = instanceOfHTMLIframeElement.zoom(zoomFactor);




A unitless number value representing the amount to zoom in or out. It acts like a percentage, so for example 1.1 would zoom in by 10%, whereas 0.9 would zoom out by 10%.


var browser = document.querySelector('iframe');

var zoomFactor = 1;

zoomIn.addEventListener('touchend',function() {
  zoomFactor += 0.1;

zoomOut.addEventListener('touchend',function() {
  zoomFactor -= 0.1;


Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support 47 (47)[1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support No support No support

[1] Supported in chrome code only.

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