The getFullYear() method returns the year of the specified date according to local time.

Use this method instead of the getYear() method.

Syntax

dateObj.getFullYear()

Return value

A number corresponding to the year of the given date, according to local time.

Description

The value returned by getFullYear() is an absolute number. For dates between the years 1000 and 9999, getFullYear() returns a four-digit number, for example, 1995. Use this function to make sure a year is compliant with years after 2000.

Examples

Using getFullYear()

The following example assigns the four-digit value of the current year to the variable year.

var today = new Date();
var year = today.getFullYear();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getFullYear' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getFullYear' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getFullYear' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

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