runtime.getPlatformInfo()

Returns information about the current platform. This can only be called in the background script context.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var getting = browser.runtime.getPlatformInfo()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a runtime.PlatformInfo value representing the current platform.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaSafariFirefox for Android
getPlatformInfoChrome Full support 29Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support 16Safari Full support 14Firefox Android Full support 48

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Examples

Get and log the platform OS:

function gotPlatformInfo(info) {
  console.log(info.os);
}

var gettingInfo = browser.runtime.getPlatformInfo();
gettingInfo.then(gotPlatformInfo);
Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.runtime API. This documentation is derived from runtime.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.