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HTML <ins> Tag


A text with a deleted part, and a new, inserted part:

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <ins> tag defines a text that has been inserted into a document. Browsers will usually underline inserted text.

Tip: Also look at the <del> tag to markup deleted text.

Browser Support

<ins> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies a URL to a document that explains the reason why the text was inserted/changed
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specifies the date and time when the text was inserted/changed

Global Attributes

The <ins> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <ins> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples


Use CSS to style <del> and <ins>:

del {background-color: tomato;}
ins {background-color: yellow;}

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p>

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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Ins Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <ins> element with the following default values:


ins {
  text-decoration: underline;
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