Notification: dir property

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The dir read-only property of the Notification interface indicates the text direction of the notification, as specified in the dir option of the Notification() constructor.


A string specifying the text direction. Possible values are:


adopts the browser's language setting behavior (the default.)


left to right.


right to left.

Note: Most browsers seem to ignore explicit ltr and rtl settings, and just go with the browser-wide setting.


The following snippet fires a notification; a simple options object is created, then the notification is fired using the Notification() constructor.

const options = {
  body: "Your code submission has received 3 new review comments.",
  dir: "rtl",

const n = new Notification("New review activity", options);

console.log(n.dir); // "rtl"


Notifications API Standard
# dom-notification-dir

Browser compatibility

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See also