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 -webkit-overflow-scrolling CSS property controls whether or not touch devices use momentum-based scrolling for a given element.

Initial valueauto
Applies toscrolling boxes
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderorder of appearance in the formal grammar of the values

Values

auto
Use "regular" scrolling, where the content immediately ceases to scroll when you remove your finger from the touchscreen.
touch
Use momentum-based scrolling, where the content continues to scroll for a while after finishing the scroll gesture and removing your finger from the touchscreen. The speed and duration of the continued scrolling is proportional to how vigorous the scroll gesture was. Also creates a new stacking context.

Formal syntax

auto | touch

Examples

-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch; /* Lets it scroll lazy */

-webkit-overflow-scrolling: auto; /* Stops scrolling immediately */

Specifications

Not part of any specification. Apple has a description in the Safari CSS Reference.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 5Samsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also

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