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  • Last Updated : 27 Oct, 2022
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The date.getMinutes() method is used to fetch the minutes from the given Date object. 
Syntax: 

DateObj.getMinutes()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter. 

Return Value: It returns the minutes for the given Date Object. Minutes is an integer value ranging from 0 to 59.:

Below is an example of Date getMinutes() method. 

Example: 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
 
  // minutes from above DateObj is being
  // extracted using getMinutes().
  var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
 
  // Printing minute.
  console.log(minutes);
</script>

Output: 

35

Example 1: Here the date of the month must lie between 1 to 31 because no date has a month greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exist, minutes will not exist when date of the month is given as 33 i.e, greater than 31. 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating a Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 35, 1996 05:35:32');
 
  // minutes from above DateObj is
  // being extracted using getMinutes()
  var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
 
  // Printing minutes
  console.log(minutes);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 2: If minutes are not given, it returns zero (0). 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 12, 1996');
 
  // minutes from above DateObj is
  // being extracted using getMinutes()
  var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
 
  // Printing minutes
  console.log(minutes);
</script>

Output: 

0

Example 3: If nothing as a parameter is given, it returns the present minute. 

javascript




<script>
  // Creating a date object
  var DateObj = new Date();
 
  // minutes from above DateObj is
  // being extracted using getMinutes()
  var minute = DateObj.getMinutes();
 
  // Printing current minute
  console.log(minute);
</script>

Output: 

23

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date getMinutes() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

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