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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage 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 specification changes.
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.
/* 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;
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.
|Applies to||all elements, |
|Computed value||as specified|
|Canonical order||the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar|
- The animation is currently playing.
- The animation is currently paused.
Note: When you specify multiple comma-separated values on an
animation-* property, they will be assigned to the animations specified in the
animation-name property in different ways depending on how many there are. For more information, read Setting multiple animation property values.
<single-animation-play-state> = running | paused
See CSS animations for examples.
The definition of 'animation-play-state' in that specification.
|Working Draft||Initial definition|
|Feature||Chrome||Edge||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Feature||Android||Chrome||Edge||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Phone||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile||Chrome for Android|
 In addition to the unprefixed support, Gecko 44.0 (Firefox 44.0 / Thunderbird 44.0 / SeaMonkey 2.41) added support for a
-webkit prefixed version of the property for web compatibility reasons behind the preference
layout.css.prefixes.webkit, defaulting to
false. Since Gecko 49.0 (Firefox 49.0 / Thunderbird 49.0 / SeaMonkey 2.46) the preference defaults to