This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support 49Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 44
Full support 44
Notes Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR).
IE No support NoOpera ? Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 49Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 44Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

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