PushManager: register() method

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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.

Non-standard: This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The register method is used to ask the system to request a new endpoint for notifications.

Note: This method has been superseded by PushManager.subscribe().





Return value

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.


const req = navigator.push.register();

req.onsuccess = (e) => {
  const endpoint = req.result;
  console.log(`New endpoint: ${endpoint}`);

req.onerror = (e) => {
  console.error(`Error getting a new endpoint: ${e.error}`);


This feature is not part of any specification. It is no longer on track to become a standard.

Browser compatibility

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See also