Element: MSGestureHold event

This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The MSGestureHold event is fired when the user contacts the touch surface and remains in the same position for a while.

It is a proprietary event specific to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

Bubbles Unknown
Cancelable Unknown
Interface MSGestureEvent
Event handler property Unknown

The UIEvent.detail property of an MSGestureHold event has 3 possible values:

This value indicates that the user started contacting the touch surface.
This value indicates that the user has stopped touching the touch surface.
This value indicates that the user has moved their finger, regardless of whether they also stopped touching the touch surface


Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
MSGestureHold event
Chrome No support NoEdge No support 12 — 79Firefox No support NoIE Full support 10Opera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


Full support  
Full support
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No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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