This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The navigationPreload read-only property of the FetchEvent interface returns a Promise that resolves to the instance of NavigationPreloadManager associated with the current service worker registration.


var promise = fetchEvent.navigationPreload


A Promise that resolves to the instance of NavigationPreloadManager.


The following example shows the implementation of a fetch event that uses a preloaded response.

addEventListener('fetch', event => {
  event.respondWith(async function() {
    // Respond from the cache if we can
    const cachedResponse = await caches.match(event.request);
    if (cachedResponse) return cachedResponse;

    // Else, use the preloaded response, if it's there
    const response = await event.preloadResponse;
    if (response) return response;

    // Else try the network.
    return fetch(event.request);


Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'navigationPreload' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 59Edge Full support ≤79Firefox ? IE No support NoOpera Full support 46Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 43Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 7.0


Full support
Full support
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Compatibility unknown
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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.