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    This is an experimental technology
    Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.


    The animation-play-state CSS property determines whether an animation is running or paused. This can be queried to determine whether or not the animation is currently running. In addition, its value can be set to pause and resume playback of an animation.

    Resuming a paused animation will start the animation from where it left off at the time it was paused, rather than starting over from the beginning of the animation sequence.


    animation-play-state: running;
    animation-play-state: paused;
    animation-play-state: paused, running, running;


    The animation is currently playing.
    The animation is currently paused.

    Formal syntax



    See CSS animations for examples.


    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Animations
    The definition of 'animation-play-state' in that specification.
    Working Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes)-webkit 5.0 (5.0)-moz
    16.0 (16.0)
    10 12 -o
    12.10 #
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes)-webkit 5.0 (5.0)-moz
    16.0 (16.0)
    ? ? ?

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