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The endsWith() method determines whether a string ends with the characters of a specified string, returning true or false as appropriate.


str.endsWith(searchString[, position])


The characters to be searched for at the end of this string.
Optional. If provided starts the match from the length of the string minus the second argument.If omitted, the default value is the length of the string.

Return value

true if the given characters are found at the end of the string; otherwise, false.


This method lets you determine whether or not a string ends with another string. This method is case-sensitive.


Using endsWith()

var str = 'To be, or not to be, that is the question.';

console.log(str.endsWith('question.')); // true
console.log(str.endsWith('to be'));     // false
console.log(str.endsWith('to be', 19)); // true


This method has been added to the ECMAScript 6 specification and may not be available in all JavaScript implementations yet. However, you can polyfill String.prototype.endsWith() with the following snippet:

if (!String.prototype.endsWith) {
  String.prototype.endsWith = function(searchString, position) {
      var subjectString = this.toString();
      if (typeof position !== 'number' || !isFinite(position) || Math.floor(position) !== position || position > subjectString.length) {
        position = subjectString.length;
      position -= searchString.length;
      var lastIndex = subjectString.lastIndexOf(searchString, position);
      return lastIndex !== -1 && lastIndex === position;


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Edge Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 41 17 (17) (Yes) No support No support 9
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 36 17.0 (17) No support No support 9

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