This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The register method is used to ask the system to request a new endpoint for notifications. This method has been superceded by PushManager.subscribe().


var request = navigator.push.register();


A DOMRequest object to handle the success or failure of the method call.

If the method call is successful, the request's result will be a string, which is the endpoint URL.

Note: if you do not need the URL any more, please use Pushmanager.unregister() to clean up after yourself.


var req = navigator.push.register();

req.onsuccess = function(e) {
  var endpoint = req.result;
  debug("New endpoint: " + endpoint );

req.onerror = function(e) {
  debug("Error getting a new endpoint: " + JSON.stringify(e));


Specification Status Comment
Push API Working Draft Defines the PushManager interface.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support42



442 No29 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No42 Yes48329 No4.0

1. From version 16: this feature is behind the Enable service workers preference.

2. Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)

3. Push enabled by default.

See also

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