The getUTCFullYear() method returns the year in the specified date according to universal time.

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCFullYear()

Return value

A number representing the year in the given date according to universal time.

Description

The value returned by getUTCFullYear() is an absolute number that is compliant with year-2000, for example, 1995.

Examples

Using getUTCFullYear()

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

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

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.getUTCFullYear' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCFullYear' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCFullYear' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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