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The [@@toPrimitive]() method converts a Symbol object to a primitive value.



Return value

The primitive value of the specified Symbol object.


The [@@toPrimitive]() method of Symbol returns the primitive value of a Symbol object as a Symbol data type. The hint argument is not used.

JavaScript calls the [@@toPrimitive]() method to convert an object to a primitive value. You rarely need to invoke the [@@toPrimitive]() method yourself; JavaScript automatically invokes it when encountering an object where a primitive value is expected.


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Symbol.prototype.@@toPrimitive' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Symbol.prototype.@@toPrimitive' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? ?44 No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support ? ? ?44 No ? ?

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