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The silent read-only property of the Notification interface specifies whether the notification should be silent, i.e., no sounds or vibrations should be issued, regardless of the device settings. This is specified in the silent option of the Notification() constructor.


var silent = Notification.silent;


A Boolean. false is the default; true makes the notification silent.


The following snippet is intended to fire a silent notification; a simple options object is created, and then the notification is fired using the Notification() constructor.

var options = {
  body: 'Do you like my body?',
  silent: true

var n = new Notification('Test notification', options);

console.log(n.silent) // should log true


Specification Status Comment
Notifications API
The definition of 'silent' in that specification.
Living Standard Living standard

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
silentChrome Full support 43Edge Full support 17Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 30Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 43Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 30Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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See also