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.


This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

This property has been replaced by PermissionStatus.state.

The PermissionStatus.status read-only property of the PermissionStatus interface returns the status of a requested permission. This property returns one of 'granted', 'denied', or 'prompt'.


var permission = PermissionStatus.status


navigator.permissions.query({name:'geolocation'}).then(function(permissionStatus) {
  console.log('geolocation permission status is ', permissionStatus.status);
  permissionStatus.onchange = function() {
    console.log('geolocation permission status has changed to ', this.status);


Specification Status Comment
Permissions API
The definition of 'status' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser Support

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 43.0 [1] Deprecated ? ? ?
Feature Android Chrome Mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 43.0 [1] Deprecated ? ? ? ? 43.0 [1]

[1] Removed in Chrome 47.


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