Before Chrome 45, a Service Worker sending a message via Client.postMessage() results in a MessageEvent fired on the Client's global scope (e.g., window). Since Chrome 45, the event is a ServiceWorkerMessageEvent fired on navigator.serviceWorker rather than window. Until Chrome 45, Client.postMessage displayed an "experimental, may change" deprecation warning.




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Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • Positive
  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • No signals


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serviceworker, service, worker, postmessage, client, serviceworkermessageevent,

Last updated on 2020-11-09