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.

This API is available on Firefox OS for internal applications only.


The MozSmsFilter interface provides a way to filter out MozSmsMessage or MozMmsMessage objects through the MozMobileMessageManager.getMessages() method.


var filter = new MozSmsFilter();


MozSmsFilter.startDate Optional
A Date representing the oldest message's timestamp to filter out messages.
MozSmsFilter.endDate Optional
A Date representing the newest message's timestamp to filter out messages.
MozSmsFilter.numbers Optional
An array of DOMStrings with telephone numbers to filter out. Optional
A DOMString with the values "sent" or "received" to filter out messages. Optional
A Boolean indicating whether messages to filter out are read or unread.
MozSmsFilter.threadId Optional
A number representing a thread id.


This is a non standard implementation, but it is discussed at W3C as part of the System Application Working Group.

Specification Status Comment
Messaging API Editor's Draft Editor Draft (WIP).

Browser compatibility

For obvious reasons, support is primarily expected on mobile browsers.

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported 12.0 (12.0) Moz Not supported Not supported Not supported

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