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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support49 Yes441 No ? No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No49 ?44 ? No4.0

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

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