PermissionStatus: state property

Baseline 2022

Newly available

Since September 2022, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

The state read-only property of the PermissionStatus interface returns the state of a requested permission. This property returns one of 'granted', 'denied', or 'prompt'.


One of the following:


The user, or the user agent on the user's behalf, has given express permission to use a powerful feature. The caller can use the feature possibly without having the user agent ask the user's permission.


The user, or the user agent on the user's behalf, has denied access to this powerful feature. The caller can't use the feature.


The user has not given express permission to use the feature (i.e., it's the same as denied). It also means that if a caller attempts to use the feature, the user agent will either be prompting the user for permission or access to the feature will be denied.


  .query({ name: "geolocation" })
  .then((permissionStatus) => {
    console.log(`geolocation permission state is ${permissionStatus.state}`);
    permissionStatus.onchange = () => {
        `geolocation permission status has changed to ${permissionStatus.state}`,


# dom-permissionstatus-state

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