The WebSocket.readyState read-only property returns the current state of the WebSocket connection.


var readyState = aWebSocket.readyState;


One of the following unsigned short values:

Value State Description
0 CONNECTING Socket has been created. The connection is not yet open.
1 OPEN The connection is open and ready to communicate.
2 CLOSING The connection is in the process of closing.
3 CLOSED The connection is closed or couldn't be opened.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'WebSocket: readyState' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
readyStateChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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