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The toGMTString() method converts a date to a string, using Internet GMT conventions. The exact format of the value returned by toGMTString varies according to the platform and browser, in general it should represent a human readable date string.

Note: toGMTString is deprecated and should no longer be used, it's only there for backwards compatibility, use toUTCString() instead.




Example: Using toGMTString

In this example, the toGMTString method converts the date to GMT (UTC) using the operating system's time-zone offset and returns a string value that is similar to the following form. The exact format depends on the platform.

var today = new Date();
var str = today.toGMTString();  // deprecated! use toUTCString()

console.log(str);               // Mon, 18 Dec 1995 17:28:35 GMT


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition, but already declared as deprecated.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Defined in the (informative) compatibility annex.
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft Defined in the (normative) annex for additional features for web browsers.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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