The MediaTrackSupportedConstraints dictionary's displaySurface property indicates whether or not the displaySurface constraint is supported by the user agent and the device on which the content is being used.

The supported constraints list is obtained by calling navigator.mediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints().


isDisplaySurfaceSupported = supportedConstraints.displaySurface;


A Boolean value which is true if the displaySurface constraint is supported by the device and user agent.


This method sets up the constraints object specifying the options for the call to getDisplayMedia(). It adds the displaySurface constraint (requesting that only full-screen sharing be allowed) only if it is known to be supported by the browser. Capturing is then started by calling getDisplayMedia() and attaching the returned stream to the video element referenced by the variable videoElem.

async function capture() {
  let supportedConstraints = navigator.mediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints();
  let displayMediaOptions = {
    video: {
    audio: false;

  if (supportedConstraints.displaySurface) { = "monitor";

  try {
    videoElem.srcObject = await navigator.mediaDevices.getDisplayMedia(displayMediaOptions);
  } catch(err) {
    /* handle the error */


Specification Status Comment
Screen Capture
The definition of 'MediaTrackSupportedConstraints.displaySurface' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
displaySurfaceChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android No support No


Full support
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Compatibility unknown
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See also