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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 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Symbol.prototype.@@toPrimitive' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? 44.0 (44.0) ? ? ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 44.0 (44.0) ? ? ?

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