The remove() method of the DOMTokenList interface removes the specified tokens from the list.


tokenList.remove(token1[, token2[, ...]]);


A DOMString representing the token you want to remove from the list. If the string does not exist in the list, no error is thrown, and nothing happens.

Return value



In the following example we retrieve the list of classes set on a <span> element as a DOMTokenList using Element.classList. We then remove a token from the list, and write the list into the <span>'s Node.textContent.

First, the HTML:

<span class="a b c"></span>

Now the JavaScript:

var span = document.querySelector("span");
var classes = span.classList;
span.textContent = classes;

The output looks like this:

To remove multiple classes at once you can supply multiple tokens; the order you supply them doesn't have to match the order they appear in the list:

let span = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[0],
  classes = span.classList;

classes.remove("c", "b");
span.textContent = classes;


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'remove()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes12 Yes10 Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes

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