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-file-upload-button CSS pseudo-element represents the button of an <input> of  type="file".

This pseudo-element is non-standard and only supported in WebKit/Blink compatible browsers like Chrome, Opera and Safari (indicated by the -webkit prefix).




HTML Content

    <label for="fileUpload">Upload file</label><br>
    <input type="file" id="fileUpload">

CSS Content

input, label {
    display: block;

input[type=file]::-webkit-file-upload-button {
    border: 1px solid grey;
    background: #FFFAAA;

Below is the example for you to try. The screenshot to the left shows what the button will look like if you are without access to Chrome, Opera or Safari. 

ScreenshotLive sample


Not part of any specification. This is a proprietary pseudo-element specific to WebKit/Blink.

Browser compatibility

Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support (Yes) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support (Yes) No support (Yes) (Yes)

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