Currently the Web Animations API allows developers to create animations using the Element.animate() method, which returns an Animation object that is internally constructed. The full Animation constructor gives the developer more control over the created Animation, including specifying the timeline (currently useless, but in the future enables other types of timelines) and the exact KeyframeEffect object (see


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Specification currently under development in a Working Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


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Last updated on 2021-12-13