This is an experimental technology
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.

The PushEvent interface of the Push API represents a push message that has been received. This event is sent to the global scope of a ServiceWorker. It contains the information sent from an application server to a PushSubscription.


Creates a new PushEvent object.


Inherits properties from its parent, ExtendableEvent. Additional properties:

PushEvent.data Read only
Returns a reference to a PushMessageData object containing data sent to the PushSubscription.


Inherits methods from its parent, ExtendableEvent.


The following example takes data from a PushEvent and displays it on all of the service worker's clients.

self.addEventListener('push', function(event) {
  if (!(self.Notification && self.notification.permission === 'granted')) {

  var data = {};
  if (event.data) {
    data = event.data.json();
  var title = data.title || "Something Has Happened";
  var message = data.message || "Here's something you might want to check out.";
  var icon = "images/new-notification.png";

  var notification = new Notification(title, {
    body: message,
    tag: 'simple-push-demo-notification',
    icon: icon

  notification.addEventListener('click', function() {
    if (clients.openWindow) {


Specification Status Comment
Push API
The definition of 'PushEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 42.0 44.0 (44.0)[1][2] No support ? No support
data property No support 44.0 (44.0)[2] No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support 48.0 (48)[3] No support No support No support No support 42.0
data property No support No support 48.0 (48)[3] No support No support No support No support No support

See also


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API ExtendableEvent Interface offline Offline Push Push API Reference Service Workers Workers