Added support for virtual reality head mounted displays, such as the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. This API being replaced by the WebXR Device API (, which is expected to ship in Chrome 79. The WebVR Origin Trial ended on July 24, 2018. Removal is expected in Chrome 80.


WebVR was never enabled by default in Chrome, and was never ratified as a web standard. The WebXR Device API ( is the replacement API for WebVR, and is likely to ship in Chrome within the next several milestones. Removing WebVR from Chrome allows us to focus on the future of WebXR and remove the maintenance burden of WebVR (which has lived behind a flag for numerous milestones), as well as reaffirm that Chrome is committed to WebXR as the future for building immersive web based experiences.


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Deprecated (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 80
  • Chrome for Android release 80

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Search tags

virtual reality, VR, Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Vive, HMD, Daydream,

Last updated on 2021-06-28