MediaQueryList.matches

The matches read-only property of the MediaQueryList interface is a Boolean that returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, or false if not.

Syntax

var matches = MediaQueryList.matches;

Value

A Boolean; returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, false if not.

Examples

var mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

if(mql.matches) {
  // media query test returning true
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'matches' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 9Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 6IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12.1Safari Full support 5WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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