This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.
Obsolete since Gecko 25 (Firefox 25 / Thunderbird 25 / SeaMonkey 2.22)
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
SmsManager object you can use to receive and send SMS messages.
Note: Do not use anymore! This object has been removed in favor of
var sms = window.navigator.mozSms;
This is a non standard implementation, but it is discussed at W3C as part of the System Application Working Group.
|Messaging API||Editor's Draft||Editor Draft (WIP).|
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)||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported|
Preferences & availability
- WebSMS is disabled by default and can be enabled setting the preference
- A comma-separated whitelist of allowed hostnames that are allowed to use the WebSMS API must be specified using the
dom.sms.whitelistpreference. This string is empty by default.
- WebSMS is only available to certified apps on Firefox OS (B2G).