Element: focusout event

The focusout event fires when an element is about to lose focus. The main difference between this event and blur is that focusout bubbles while blur does not.

The opposite of focusout is focusin.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Interface FocusEvent
Event handler property onfocusout
Sync / Async Sync
Composed Yes


Live example


<form id="form">
  <input type="text" placeholder="text input">
  <input type="password" placeholder="password">


const form = document.getElementById('form');

form.addEventListener('focusin', (event) => {
  event.target.style.background = 'pink';    

form.addEventListener('focusout', (event) => {
  event.target.style.background = '';    



Specification Status Comment
UI Events Working Draft Added info that this event is composed.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
focusout eventChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 52IE Full support 9Opera Full support 11.6Safari Full support 5WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 52Opera Android Full support 12.1Safari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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