Notification custom timestamps

By default, Web Notifications on Android display the time at which they were created in their top-right corner. However, this is not always appropriate. For example, when the device was offline the event could have happened in the past, or the notification could be shown for an upcoming meeting. The `timestamp` property enables developers to provide the time. Note that we don't visually surface the timestamp on desktop right now, but do use it to affect notification ordering.




Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 50
  • Chrome for Android release 50
  • Opera release 37
  • Opera for Android release 37

Consensus & Standardization

  • Public support
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive


Last updated on 2017-06-14