short_name

Type String
Mandatory No
Example
"short_name": "Awesome app"

The short_name member is a string that represents the name of the web application displayed to the user if there is not enough space to display name (e.g., as a label for an icon on the phone home screen). short_name is directionality-capable, which means it can be displayed left-to-right or right-to-left based on the value of the dir and lang manifest members.

Examples

Simple short_name in left-to-right language:

"name": "Awesome application",
"short_name": "Awesome app"

short_name in Arabic, which will be displayed right-to-left:

"dir": "rtl",
"lang": "ar",
"name": "تطبيق رائع",
"short_name": "رائع"

Specification

Specification Status Comment Feedback

Web App Manifest
The definition of 'short_name' in that specification.

Working Draft

Initial definition.

Web App Manifest Working Group drafts

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
name
Experimental
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 53
Notes Disabled
Full support 53
Notes Disabled
Notes By default, used for as the source for "Add to home screen" (see bug 1234558).
Disabled From version 53: this feature is behind the manifest.install.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.