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The navigate() method of the WindowClient interface loads a specified URL into a controlled client page then returns a Promise that resolves to the existing WindowClient.


WindowClient.navigate(url).then(function(WindowClient) {
  // do something with your WindowClient after navigation


The location to navigate to.


A Promise that resolves to the existing WindowClient.


Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'navigate()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 49.0 50 (50)[1] ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support 50.0 (50)[1] ? ? ? ? 49.0

[1] Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR.)

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