The [@@iterator]() method returns a new Iterator object that iterates over the code points of a String value, returning each code point as a String value.



Return value

A new Iterator object.


Using [@@iterator]()

var string = 'A\uD835\uDC68';

var strIter = string[Symbol.iterator]();

console.log(; // "A"
console.log(; // "\uD835\uDC68"

Using [@@iterator]() with for..of

var string = 'A\uD835\uDC68B\uD835\uDC69C\uD835\uDC6A';

for (var v of string) {
// "A"
// "\uD835\uDC68"
// "B"
// "\uD835\uDC69"
// "C"
// "\uD835\uDC6A"


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype[@@iterator]()' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype[@@iterator]()' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 36 (36) [1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support (Yes) 36.0 (36) [1] No support No support No support

[1] From Gecko 17 (Firefox 17 / Thunderbird 17 / SeaMonkey 2.14) to Gecko 26 (Firefox 26 / Thunderbird 26 / SeaMonkey 2.23 / Firefox OS 1.2) the iterator property was used (bug 907077), and from Gecko 27 to Gecko 35 the "@@iterator" placeholder was used. In Gecko 36 (Firefox 36 / Thunderbird 36 / SeaMonkey 2.33), the @@iterator symbol got implemented (bug 918828).

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