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Summary

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.

Initial valuerunning
Applies toall elements, ::before and ::after pseudo-elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animatableno
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

/* Single animation */
animation-play-state: running;
animation-play-state: paused;

/* Multiple animations */
animation-play-state: paused, running, running;

/* Global values */
animation-play-state: inherit;
animation-play-state: initial;
animation-play-state: unset;

Values

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

Formal syntax

<single-animation-play-state>#

where
<single-animation-play-state> = running | paused

Examples

See CSS animations for examples.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)-webkit
43.0
5.0 (5.0)-moz
16.0 (16.0)
10 12 -o
12.10
(Yes)-webkit
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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