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jQuery Get Timestamp getTime() Example

By Sam Deering

JavaScript

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Simple jQuery code snippet to get the time since an event happened. Useful for tracking how long the user is taking to interact with the page elements.

var last, diff;
$('div').click(function(event) {
  if ( last ) {
    diff = event.timeStamp - last
    $('div').append('time since last event: ' + diff + '
'); } else { $('div').append('Click again.
'); } last = event.timeStamp; });

or simply

new Date().getTime()

Don’t forget to put your jQuery code inside a document ready function. See 4 different jQuery document ready examples for more info.

Also see: Change CSS with jQuery

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Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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