How to remove DOM elements in jQuery?

The empty( ) method remove all child nodes from the set of matched elements whereas the method remove( expr ) method removes all matched elements from the DOM.


You can try to run the following code to learn how to remove DOM elements in jQuery:

Live Demo

      <title>jQuery Example</title>
      <script src = ""></script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).remove( );
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      <p>Click on any square below:</p>
      <span id = "result"> </span>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>

Updated on: 09-Dec-2019


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