innerHTML vs innerText in JavaScript.

innerHTML − The innerHTML property returns the text, including all spacing and inner element tags. It preserves the formatting of the text and all the extra tags like <b>, <i> etc.

innerText − The innerText property returns just the text, removing the spacing and the inner element tags.

Following is the code for innerHTML and innerText in JavaScript −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
   body {
      font-family: "Segoe UI", Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;
   .sample {
      font-size: 18px;
      font-weight: 500;
      color: red;
<h1>innerHTML vs innerText</h1>
<div class="sample">Hello <b>World</b> <i>Some Text</i></div>
<div class="result">innerHTML =</div>
<div class="result">innerText =</div>
<button class="Btn">Click here</button>
<h3>Click on the above button to see the innerText and innerHTML result for
the above paragraph</h3>
   let BtnEle = document.querySelector(".Btn");
   let resEle = document.querySelectorAll(".result");
   let sampleEle = document.querySelector(".sample");
   let a;
   BtnEle.addEventListener("click", () => {
      resEle[0].innerHTML += sampleEle.innerHTML;
      resEle[1].innerHTML += sampleEle.innerText;


On clicking the ‘CLICK HERE’ button −

Updated on: 16-Jul-2020


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