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The toString() method returns a string representing the specified Date object.






The Date object overrides the toString method of the Object object; it does not inherit Object.prototype.toString(). For Date objects, the toString method returns a string representation of the object.

The toString method always returns a string representation of the date in American English.

JavaScript calls the toString method automatically when a date is to be represented as a text value or when a date is referred to in a string concatenation.


Example: Using toString

The following assigns the toString value of a Date object to myVar:

var x = new Date();
myVar = x.toString(); // assigns a value to myVar similar to:
// Mon Sep 28 1998 14:36:22 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

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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