Currently the Web Animations API allows developers to create animations using the Element.animate() method, which returns an Animation object that is internally constructed. The full Animation constructor gives the developer more control over the created Animation, including specifying the timeline (currently useless, but in the future enables other types of timelines) and the exact KeyframeEffect object (see


Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 75
  • Chrome for Android release 75
  • Android WebView release 75

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • In development
  • No signals


Intent to Prototype url

Intent to Prototype thread

Last updated on 2020-11-19