How to hide an element using JavaScript

Here are 3 methods to hide an element using JavaScript.

Time needed: 1 minute.

How to hide an element using JavaScript?

  1. Set native display style to none

  2. Set CSS style property to none

    This method allows you to use other properties, such as opacity or visibility.

  3. Remove the element from the DOM

    This method is irreversible, as the element is completely gone. It needs to be added using another JavaScript action.

// Method #1
document.getElementById('element').style.display = 'none';

// Method #2
document.getElementById('element').style.setProperty('display', 'none', 'important');

// Method #3

Also, here’s a collection of helper functions to automate showing and hiding elements:

var show = (elem) => { = 'block';
var hide = (elem) => { = 'none';
var toggle = (elem) => {
    // If the element is visible, hide it
    if (window.getComputedStyle(elem).display === 'block') {

    // Otherwise, show it

// Usage

Read more about arrow functions.

Find more JavaScript tutorials, code snippets and samples here or more jQuery tutorials, code snippets and samples here.

Added by Ciprian on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in JavaScript

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