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This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.


The blink() method creates a <blink> HTML element that causes a string to blink.

Warning: Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards. The <blink> element itself is non-standard and deprecated!




The blink method embeds a string in a <blink> tag:


Example: Using blink

The following example uses string methods to change the formatting of a string:

var worldString = "Hello, world";

console.log( worldString.blink()   );
console.log( worldString.bold()    );
console.log( worldString.italics() );
console.log( worldString.strike()  );

This example produces the same output as the following HTML:

<blink>Hello, world</blink>
<b>Hello, world</b>
<i>Hello, world</i>
<strike>Hello, world</strike>


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.blink' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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