Background Fetch API

Background Fetch API provides a service worker based download and upload mechanism which is persistent across service worker and browser restarts. The system will provide a developer-controllable interface to schedule, query, pause, and cancel background downloads and uploads. After a scheduled fetch completes, the system will notify the developer of the outcome of the operation. In progress fetches will be visible to users in a notification.



Status in Chromium


In development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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  • Strongly positive


Last updated on 2017-07-14