Can I use input placeholder attribute?

Compatibility table for support of input placeholder attribute in desktop and mobile browsers.

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input placeholder attribute

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Method of setting placeholder text for text-like input fields, to suggest the expected inserted information.

IE

  1. 5.5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9
  6. 10
  7. 11

Firefox

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 3.5
  4. 3.6
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. 11
  13. 12
  14. 13
  15. 14
  16. 15
  17. 16
  18. 17
  19. 18
  20. 19
  21. 20
  22. 21
  23. 22
  24. 23
  25. 24
  26. 25
  27. 26
  28. 27
  29. 28
  30. 29
  31. 30
  32. 31
  33. 32
  34. 33
  35. 34

Chrome

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7
  5. 8
  6. 9
  7. 10
  8. 11
  9. 12
  10. 13
  11. 14
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24
  22. 25
  23. 26
  24. 27
  25. 28
  26. 29
  27. 30
  28. 31
  29. 32
  30. 33
  31. 34
  32. 35
  33. 36
  34. 37
  35. 38
  36. 39

Safari

  1. 3.1
  2. 3.2
  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 5.1
  6. 6
  7. 6.1
  8. 7
  9. 8

Opera

  1. 9
  2. 9.5-9.6
  3. 10.0-10.1
  4. 10.5
  5. 10.6
  6. 11
  7. 11.1
  8. 11.5
  9. 11.6
  10. 12
  11. 12.1
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24

iOS Safari

  1. 3.2
  2. 4.0-4.1
  3. 4.2-4.3
  4. 5.0-5.1
  5. 6.0-6.1
  6. 7.0-7.1
  7. 8

Opera Mini

  1. 5.0-7.0

Android Browser

  1. 2.1
  2. 2.2
  3. 2.3
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 4.1
  7. 4.2-4.3
  8. 4.4
  9. 4.4.3

Blackberry Browser

  1. 7
  2. 10

Opera Mobile

  1. 10
  2. 11
  3. 11.1
  4. 11.5
  5. 12
  6. 12.1
  7. 22

Chrome for Android

  1. 36

Firefox for Android

  1. 31

IE Mobile

  1. 10

Partial support in older Safari and Opera versions refers to lacking placeholder support on textarea elements.

Resources:
WebPlatform Docs
Article on usage
Issue 24626: Placeholder text for an input type=
Polyfill
has.js test

*Global usage share statistics based on data from StatCounter GlobalStats for June, 2014. See the browser usage table for usage by browser version.