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JavaScript Array pop() Method

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Example

Remove the last element of an array:

var fruits = ["Banana", "Orange", "Apple", "Mango"];
fruits.pop();

The result of fruits will be:

Banana,Orange,Apple

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Definition and Usage

The pop() method removes the last element of an array, and returns that element.

Note: This method changes the length of an array.

Tip: To remove the first element of an array, use the shift() method.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The pop() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

array.pop()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Any type* The removed array item

*An array item can be a string, a number, an array, a boolean, or any other object types that are allowed in an array.

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.2


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