Allows using images in SVG format as favicons with <link rel="icon">.


Using a scalable format for favicons allows having fewer such resources in total. For example, a website could have one (or more) hand-tuned icon(s) for small sizes and use a scalable icon as a catch-all.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (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.

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



An SVG used in this context will render as if was an HTML <img> element equivalent to: <img src="theicon.svg" width="..." height="...">, where the embedding point decides the width and height. It will be treated as being in "secure static mode" (, but will apply SMIL animations using the document start time (0).

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Last updated on 2021-03-10