Starts a timer you can use to track how long an operation takes. You give each timer a unique name, and may have up to 10,000 timers running on a given page. When you call console.timeEnd() with the same name, the browser will output the time, in milliseconds, that elapsed since the timer was started.

See Timers in the console documentation for details and examples.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

console.time(label);

Parameters

label
The name to give the new timer. This will identify the timer; use the same name when calling console.timeEnd() to stop the timer and get the time output to the console.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 2Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 10IE Full support 11Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 4WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 10Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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