.pop()

Published Jun 18, 2021Updated Jun 1, 2023
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Removes the last element of an array, decrements the array length, and returns the value that it removed.

Syntax

array.pop();

Example

To pop the element 'sleep' from the schedule array:

const schedule = ['wake up', 'eat', 'work', 'play', 'sleep'];
const lastThingToDo = schedule.pop();
console.log(lastThingToDo);
console.log(schedule);

This results in the following output:

sleep
['wake up', 'eat', 'work', 'play']

Codebyte Example

The following example below uses .pop() on an array, flavor, to remove the last element.

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