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Electron 31.0.0

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Electron 31.0.0 has been released! It includes upgrades to Chromium 126.0.6478.36, V8 12.6, and Node 20.14.0.

The Electron team is excited to announce the release of Electron 31.0.0! You can install it with npm via npm install electron@latest or download it from our releases website. Continue reading for details about this release.

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Notable Changes


  • Extended WebContentsView to accept pre-existing webContents object. #42319
  • Added support for NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS. #41689
  • Updated window.flashFrame(bool) to flash continuously on macOS. #41391
  • Removed WebSQL support #41868
  • nativeImage.toDataURL will preserve PNG colorspace #41610
  • Extended webContents.setWindowOpenHandler to support manual creation of BrowserWindow. #41432

Stack Changes

Electron 31 upgrades Chromium from 124.0.6367.49 to 126.0.6478.36, Node from 20.11.1 to 20.14.0, and V8 from 12.4 to 12.6.

New Features

  • Added clearData method to Session. #40983
    • Added options parameter to Session.clearData API. #41355
  • Added support for Bluetooth ports being requested by service class ID in navigator.serial. #41638
  • Added support for Node's NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS environment variable. #41689
  • Extended webContents.setWindowOpenHandler to support manual creation of BrowserWindow. #41432
  • Implemented support for the web standard File System API. #41419
  • Extended WebContentsView to accept pre-existing WebContents instances. #42319
  • Added a new instance property navigationHistory on webContents API with navigationHistory.getEntryAtIndex method, enabling applications to retrieve the URL and title of any navigation entry within the browsing history. #41577 (Also in 29, 30)

Breaking Changes

Removed: WebSQL support

Chromium has removed support for WebSQL upstream, transitioning it to Android only. See Chromium's intent to remove discussion for more information.

Behavior Changed: nativeImage.toDataURL will preseve PNG colorspace

PNG decoder implementation has been changed to preserve colorspace data. The encoded data returned from this function now matches it.

See for more information.

Behavior Changed: win.flashFrame(bool) will flash dock icon continuously on macOS

This brings the behavior to parity with Windows and Linux. Prior behavior: The first flashFrame(true) bounces the dock icon only once (using the NSInformationalRequest level) and flashFrame(false) does nothing. New behavior: Flash continuously until flashFrame(false) is called. This uses the NSCriticalRequest level instead. To explicitly use NSInformationalRequest to cause a single dock icon bounce, it is still possible to use dock.bounce('informational').

End of Support for 28.x.y

Electron 28.x.y has reached end-of-support as per the project's support policy. Developers and applications are encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of Electron.

E31 (Jun'24)E32 (Aug'24)E33 (Oct'24)

What's Next

In the short term, you can expect the team to continue to focus on keeping up with the development of the major components that make up Electron, including Chromium, Node, and V8.

You can find Electron's public timeline here.

More information about future changes can be found on the Planned Breaking Changes page.