Comparison of yield(), join() and sleep() in Java

Comparison table yield(), join(), sleep()

property yield() join() sleep()
purpose If a thread wants to pass its execution to give chance to remaining threads of same priority then we should go for yield() If a thread wants to wait until completing of some other thread then we should go for join() If a thread does not want to perform any operation for a particular amount of time, then it goes for sleep()
Is it overloaded? NO YES YES
Is it final? NO YES NO
Is it throws? NO YES YES
Is it native? YES NO sleep(long ms)->native & sleep (long ms, int ns)-> non native
Is it static? YES NO YES

Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important DSA concepts with the DSA Self Paced Course at a student-friendly price and become industry ready.

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

Check out this Author's contributed articles.

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using or mail your article to See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Article Tags :
Practice Tags :


Please write to us at to report any issue with the above content.