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).





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


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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?


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Compatibility unknown  
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Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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Contributors to this page: fscholz, teoli, mfluehr, Sebastianz, pgustafs
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