Allow PWAs implementing File Handling to also specify icons for each set of file types. File Handling provides a way for web applications to declare the ability to handle files with given MIME types and extensions.


Without File Handling Icons, apps that wish to have this functionality currently must be built as native applications (like electron apps, or shims to provide just this functionality). Alternatively, apps can redirect users to install different PWAs for different sets of file types, which is not respectful of users’ attention.


Status in Chromium


In development (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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  • Positive


Search tags

files, file handling, mime, icon,

Last updated on 2022-01-21