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jQuery Get Timestamp getTime() Example

Sam Deering

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