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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

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the method.

Method
pop() 1.0 5.5 1.0 Yes Yes

Syntax

array.pop()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: Any type*, representing 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.
JavaScript Version: 1.2

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