Open In App
Related Articles

How to Remove duplicate elements from array in JavaScript ?

Improve
Improve
Improve
Like Article
Like
Save Article
Save
Report issue
Report

In this article, we will discuss the methods to remove duplicate elements from a Javascript array. There are various methods to remove duplicates in the array.

These are the following ways:

Below all the methods are described with proper examples:

Method 1: Using filter() Method

The filter() method creates a new array of elements that pass the condition we provide. It will include only those elements for which true is returned. We can remove duplicate values from the array by simply adjusting our condition.

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the filter() method.

Javascript

let arr = ["apple", "mango", "apple",
          "orange", "mango", "mango"];
 
function removeDuplicates(arr) {
    return arr.filter((item,
        index) => arr.indexOf(item) === index);
}
console.log(removeDuplicates(arr));

                    

Output:

["apple", "mango", "orange"]

Method 2: Using set() Method

This method sets a new object type with ES6 (ES2015) that allows you to create collections of unique values.

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the set() method.

Javascript

let arr = ["apple", "mango", "apple",
          "orange", "mango", "mango"];
 
function removeDuplicates(arr) {
    return [...new Set(arr)];
}
 
console.log(removeDuplicates(arr));

                    

Output:

["apple", "mango", "orange"]

Method 3: Using forEach() Method

By using the forEach() method, we can iterate over the elements in the array, and we will push into the new array if it doesn’t exist in the array.

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the forEach() method.

Javascript

let arr = ["apple", "mango",
          "apple", "orange", "mango", "mango"];
 
function removeDuplicates(arr) {
    let unique = [];
    arr.forEach(element => {
        if (!unique.includes(element)) {
            unique.push(element);
        }
    });
    return unique;
}
console.log(removeDuplicates(arr));

                    

Output:

["apple", "mango", "orange"]

Method 4: Using reduce() Method

The reduce() method is used to reduce the elements of the array and combine them into a final array based on some reducer function that you pass.

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the reduce() method.

Javascript

let arr = ["apple", "mango",
          "apple", "orange", "mango", "mango"];
 
function removeDuplicates(arr) {
    let unique = arr.reduce(function (acc, curr) {
        if (!acc.includes(curr))
            acc.push(curr);
        return acc;
    }, []);
    return unique;
}
console.log(removeDuplicates(arr));

                    

Output:

["apple", "mango", "orange"]

Method 5: Using indexOf() Method

The indexOf() method is used to find the first index of occurrence of an array element. we can iterate over the elements in the array, and we will push into the new array if it doesn’t exist in the resultant array. 

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the indexOf() method.

Javascript

let arr = ["apple", "mango",
          "apple", "orange", "mango", "mango"];
 
function removeDuplicates(arr) {
    let unique = [];
    for (i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
        if (unique.indexOf(arr[i]) === -1) {
            unique.push(arr[i]);
        }
    }
    return unique;
}
console.log(removeDuplicates(arr));

                    

Output:

['apple', 'mango', 'orange']

Method 6: Using a third-party library

We can also use a third-party library such as Lodash or Underscore.js to remove duplicate elements from a Javascript array. The _.uniq() function returns the array which does not contain duplicate elements.

Example: In this example, we will use the _.uniq() function.

Javascript

// Requiring the lodash library
const _ = require("lodash");
     
// Original array
let y = ([1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 3, 8, 6]);
 
// Use of _.uniq()
// method
 
let gfg = _.uniq(y);
     
// Printing the output
console.log(gfg);

                    

Output:

[ 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 6 ]


Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2023
Like Article
Save Article
Previous
Next
Share your thoughts in the comments
Similar Reads