The remove() method of the DOMTokenList interface removes the specified tokens from the list.


tokenList.remove(token1[, token2[, ...]]);


A DOMString representing the token you want to remove from the list. If the string does not exist in the list, no error is thrown, and nothing happens.

Return value



In the following example we retrieve the list of classes set on a <span> element as a DOMTokenList using Element.classList. We then remove a token from the list, and write the list into the <span>'s Node.textContent.

First, the HTML:

<span class="a b c"></span>

Now the JavaScript:

var span = document.querySelector("span");
var classes = span.classList;
span.textContent = classes;

The output looks like this:

To remove multiple classes at once you can supply multiple tokens; the order you supply them doesn't have to match the order they appear in the list:

let span = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[0],
  classes = span.classList;

classes.remove("c", "b");
span.textContent = classes;


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removeChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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