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The CSS flex-wrap property specifies whether flex items are forced into a single line or can be wrapped onto multiple lines. If wrapping is allowed, this property also enables you to control the direction in which lines are stacked.

See Using CSS flexible boxes for more properties and information.


flex-wrap: nowrap; /* Default value */
flex-wrap: wrap;
flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;

/* Global values */
flex-wrap: inherit;
flex-wrap: initial;
flex-wrap: unset;

The flex-wrap property is specified as a single keyword chosen from the list of values below.


The following values are accepted:

The flex items are laid out in a single line which may cause the flex container to overflow. The cross-start is either equivalent to start or before depending flex-direction value. This is the default value.
The flex items break into multiple lines. The cross-start is either equivalent to start or before depending flex-direction value and the cross-end is the opposite of the specified cross-start.
Behaves the same as wrap but cross-start and cross-end are permuted.

Formal syntax

nowrap | wrap | wrap-reverse



<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:wrap </h4>
<div class="content">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>
<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:nowrap </h4>
<div class="content1">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>
<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:wrap-reverse </h4>
<div class="content2">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>


/* Common Styles */
.content2 {
    color: #fff;
    font: 100 24px/100px sans-serif;
    height: 150px;
    text-align: center;

.content div,
.content1 div,
.content2 div {
    height: 50%;
    width: 50%;
.red {
    background: orangered;
.green {
    background: yellowgreen;
.blue {
    background: steelblue;

/* Flexbox Styles */
.content {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: wrap;
.content1 {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: nowrap;
.content2 {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;



Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module
The definition of 'flex-wrap' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  

Initial valuenowrap
Applies toflex containers
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support291228111179
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support4.4 ?125212.19.2 ?

1. Partial support due to large number of bugs present. See Flexbugs.

See also