IntersectionObserver.unobserve()

The IntersectionObserver method unobserve() instructs the IntersectionObserver to stop observing the specified target element.

Syntax

IntersectionObserver.unobserve(target);

Parameters

target
The Element to cease observing. If the specified element isn't being observed, this method does nothing and no exception is thrown.

Return value

undefined.

Example

This snippet shows an observer being created, an element being observed, and then being unobserved.

var observer = new IntersectionObserver(callback);
observer.observe(document.getElementById("elementToObserve"));

/* ... */

observer.unobserve(document.getElementById("elementToObserve"));

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Intersection Observer
The definition of 'IntersectionObserver.unobserve()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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See also