Creates a new inline group in the Web Console. Unlike, however, the new group is created collapsed. The user will need to use the disclosure button next to it to expand it, revealing the entries created in the group.

Call console.groupEnd() to back out to the parent group.

See Using groups in the console in the console documentation for details and examples.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.




Label for the group. Optional.


Specification Status Comment
Console API
The definition of 'console.groupCollapsed()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 6 (Yes) 9.0 (9.0)[1] 11 ? 5.1[2]
Available in workers ? ? 38.0 (38.0) ? ? ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 9.0 (9.0)[1] ? ? ?
Available in workers ? ? 38.0 (38.0) ? ? ?

[1] This method is supported starting in Gecko 9.0 (Firefox 9.0 / Thunderbird 9.0 / SeaMonkey 2.6), but the new group was not collapsed; it's functionally was equivalent to Since Gecko 52.0 (Firefox 52.0 / Thunderbird 52.0 / SeaMonkey 2.49) the group is collapsed. See bug 1088360.

[2] Implemented in

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