How we built it

Permissions API

The Permissions API allows a web application to be aware of the status of a given permission, to know whether it is granted, denied or if the user will be asked whether the permission should be granted. The purpose of the API is to improve general UX with regards to permissions on the Web, allowing developers to be aware of what is going to happen will enable better flow.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 43
  • Chrome for Android release 43
  • Android WebView release 43
  • Opera release 30
  • Opera for Android release 30

Consensus & Standardization

  • In development
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive


Last updated on 2015-08-17