An API which allows posting of tasks which are scheduled during periods when the browser is idle, and are passed a deadline when called which is calculated based on how long the browser expects to remain idle. This enables developers to perform background work on the main event loop, without impacting latency-critical events such as animation and input response.




Specification link

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.

  • Positive
  • No signal
  • Positive


Search tags

requestIdleFrame, idle, deadline, background, task, setimmediate,

Last updated on 2020-11-09