IntersectionObserver.unobserve()

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

Syntax

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

None (undefined).

Examples

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

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

/* ... */

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

Specifications

Specification
Intersection Observer
# dom-intersectionobserver-unobserve

Browser compatibility

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See also