Response: statusText property

Baseline Widely available

This feature is well established and works across many devices and browser versions. It’s been available across browsers since March 2017.

The statusText read-only property of the Response interface contains the status message corresponding to the HTTP status code in Response.status.

For example, this would be OK for a status code 200, Continue for 100, Not Found for 404.


A String containing the HTTP status message associated with the response. The default value is "".

See HTTP response status codes for a list of codes and their associated status messages. Note that HTTP/2 does not support status messages.


In our Fetch Response example (see Fetch Response live) we create a new Request object using the Request() constructor, passing it a JPG path. We then fetch this request using fetch(), extract a blob from the response using Response.blob, create an object URL out of it using URL.createObjectURL(), and display this in an <img>.

Note that at the top of the fetch() block we log the response statusText value to the console.

const myImage = document.querySelector("img");

const myRequest = new Request("flowers.jpg");

  .then((response) => {
    console.log("response.statusText =", response.statusText); // response.statusText = "OK"
    return response.blob();
  .then((myBlob) => {
    const objectURL = URL.createObjectURL(myBlob);
    myImage.src = objectURL;


Fetch Standard
# ref-for-dom-response-statustext①

Browser compatibility

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