console: group() static method

The console.group() static method creates a new inline group in the Web console log, causing any subsequent console messages to be indented by an additional level, until console.groupEnd() is called.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Syntax

js
group()
group(label)

Parameters

label Optional

Label for the group.

Return value

None (undefined).

Examples

You can use nested groups to help organize your output by visually associating related messages. To create a new nested block, call console.group(). The console.groupCollapsed() method is similar, but the new block is collapsed and requires clicking a disclosure button to read it.

To exit the current group, call console.groupEnd(). For example, given this code:

js
console.log("This is the outer level");
console.group();
console.log("Level 2");
console.group();
console.log("Level 3");
console.warn("More of level 3");
console.groupEnd();
console.log("Back to level 2");
console.groupEnd();
console.log("Back to the outer level");

The output looks like this:

A screenshot of messages nested in the console output.

See Using groups in the console in the documentation of console for more details.

Specifications

Specification
Console Standard
# group

Browser compatibility

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See also