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How to remove an HTML element using JavaScript ?
  • Last Updated : 20 Jun, 2019

Given an HTML element and the task is to remove the HTML element from the document using JavaScript.

Approach:

  • Select the HTML element which need to remove.
  • Use JavaScript remove() and removeChild() method to remove the element from the HTML document.

Example 1: This example uses removeChild() method to remove the HTML element.




<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            How to remove an HTML element
            using JavaScript ?
        </title>
          
        <style>
            #GFG_DIV {
                background: green;
                height: 100px;
                width: 200px;
                margin: 0 auto;
                color: white;
            }
        </style>
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center;"
          
        <h1 style = "color:green;"
            GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1>
          
        <p id = "GFG_UP" style =
            "font-size: 19px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <div id = "GFG_DIV">
            This is Div box.
        </div>
        <br>
          
        <button onClick = "GFG_Fun()">
            click here
        </button>
          
        <p id = "GFG_DOWN" style =
            "color: green; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <!-- Script to remove HTML element -->
        <script>
            var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP');
            var down = document.getElementById('GFG_DOWN');
            var div = document.getElementById('GFG_DIV');
            up.innerHTML = "Click on button to remove the element.";
              
            function GFG_Fun() {
                div.parentNode.removeChild(div);
                down.innerHTML = "Element is removed."; 
            }
        </script
    </body
</html>                    

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 2: This example uses remove() method to remove an HTML element from the document.




<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            How to remove an HTML element
            using JavaScript ?
        </title>
          
        <style>
            #GFG_DIV {
                background: green;
                height: 100px;
                width: 200px;
                margin: 0 auto;
                color: white;
            }
        </style>
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center;"
          
        <h1 style = "color:green;"
            GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1>
          
        <p id = "GFG_UP" style =
            "font-size: 19px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <div id = "GFG_DIV">
            This is Div box.
        </div>
        <br>
          
        <button onClick = "GFG_Fun()">
            click here
        </button>
          
        <p id = "GFG_DOWN" style =
            "color: green; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <!-- Script to remove HTML element -->
        <script>
            var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP');
            var down = document.getElementById('GFG_DOWN');
            var div = document.getElementById('GFG_DIV');
            up.innerHTML = "Click on button to remove the element.";
              
            function GFG_Fun() {
                div.remove();
                down.innerHTML = "Element is removed."; 
            }
        </script
    </body
</html>                    

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

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