The 'noreferrer' link relation currently governs both referrer policy for a navigation, as well as the 'opener' attribute of any newly created browsing context. The 'noopener' link relation gives devlopers the ability to control the latter without opting into the former.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 49
  • Chrome for Android release 49
  • Android WebView release 49

Consensus & Standardization

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


Last updated on 2020-11-09