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Gets the browser action's title. Just as you can set the title on a per-tab basis using browserAction.setTitle(), so you can retrieve a tab-specific title by passing the tab's ID into this function.


  details,               // object
  function(result) {...} // function

This API is also available as browser.browserAction.getTitle() in a version that returns a promise.


integer. Specify the tab to get the title from. If this is omitted or does not match the ID of an open tab, the non-tab-specific title is returned.
function. The function is passed the following arguments:
string. The title.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 45.0 No 33


This code switches the title between "this" and "that" each time the user clicks the browser action:

var titles = ["this, that"];

function toggleTitle(title) {
  if (title == "this") {
    chrome.browserAction.setTitle({title: "that"});
  } else {
    chrome.browserAction.setTitle({title: "this"});

chrome.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  chrome.browserAction.getTitle({}, toggleTitle);


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.browserAction API. This documentation is derived from browser_action.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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