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

The IntersectionObserver method takeRecords() returns an array of IntersectionObserverEntry objects, one for each targeted element which has experienced an intersection change since the last time the intersections were checked, either explicitly through a call to this method or implicitly by an automatic call to the observer's callback.

If you use the callback to monitor these changes, you don't need to call this method. Calling this method clears the pending intersection list, so the callback will not be run.


intersectionObserverEntries = IntersectionObserver.takeRecords();



Return value

An array of IntersectionObserverEntry objects, one for each target element whose intersection with the root has changed since the last time the intersections were checked.




Specification Status Comment
Intersection Observer
The definition of 'IntersectionObserver.takeRecords()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support51151


53 — 552

No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5151 Yes ? ? ?5.0

1. Available since Windows Insider Preview Build 14986

2. From version 53 until version 55 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.IntersectionObserver.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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