HTMLElement: input event

The input event fires when the value of an <input>, <select>, or <textarea> element has been changed. 

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Interface InputEvent
Event handler property GlobalEventHandlers.oninput

The event also applies to elements with contenteditable enabled, and to any element when designMode is turned on. In the case of contenteditable and designMode, the event target is the editing host. If these properties apply to multiple elements, the editing host is the nearest ancestor element whose parent isn't editable.

For <input> elements with type=checkbox or type=radio, the input event should fire whenever a user toggles the control, per the HTML5 specification. However, historically this has not always been the case. Check compatibility, or use the change event instead for elements of these types.

Note: The input event is fired every time the value of the element changes. This is unlike the change event, which only fires when the value is committed, such as by pressing the enter key, selecting a value from a list of options, and the like.


This example logs the value whenever you change the value of the <input> element.


<input placeholder="Enter some text" name="name"/>
<p id="values"></p>


const input = document.querySelector('input');
const log = document.getElementById('values');

input.addEventListener('input', updateValue);

function updateValue(e) {
  log.textContent =;



Specification Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'input event' in that specification.
Living Standard
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'input event' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
input eventChrome Full support YesEdge Partial support Partial
Partial support Partial
Notes Not supported on select, checkbox, or radio inputs.
Firefox Full support YesIE Partial support 9
Partial support 9
Notes Only supports input of type text and password.
Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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