Navigator.maxTouchPoints

The maxTouchPoints read-only property of the Navigator interface returns the maximum number of simultaneous touch contact points are supported by the current device.

Syntax

touchPoints = navigator.maxTouchPoints;

Example

if (navigator.maxTouchPoints > 1) {
  // browser supports multi-touch
}
Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'maxTouchPoints' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'maxTouchPoints' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 35Edge ? Firefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 29
Disabled
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Full support 11
Full support 10
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: ms
Opera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 35Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 29
Notes Disabled
Full support 29
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1426786.
Disabled From version 29: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

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Last updated by: chrisdavidmills,