The TypedArray.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT property represents the size in bytes of each element in an typed array.

Property attributes of TypedArray.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no




TypedArray objects differ from each other in the number of bytes per element and in the way the bytes are interpreted. The BYTES_PER_ELEMENT constant contains the number of bytes each element in the given TypedArray has.


Int8Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;         // 1
Uint8Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;        // 1
Uint8ClampedArray.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT; // 1
Int16Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;        // 2
Uint16Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;       // 2
Int32Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;        // 4
Uint32Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;       // 4
Float32Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;      // 4
Float64Array.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT;      // 8


Specification Status Comment
Typed Array Specification Obsolete Superseded by ECMAScript 6.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition in an ECMA standard.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT' in that specification.

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BYTES_PER_ELEMENTChrome Full support 7Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 10Opera Full support 11.6Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support 4Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes


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