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Live Character Count Using JavaScript

Last Updated : Jul 1, 2023

IN - JavaScript | Written & Updated By - Amruta

In this tutorial we will show you how to count characters live using JavaScript. You may also like Live Voting System Using Ajax And PHP

Live Character Count Using JavaScript

To count characters live it takes only one step:-

  1. Make a HTML file and define markup,script

Step 1. Make a HTML file and define markup,script

We make a HTML file and save it with a name count.html

<script type="text/javascript">
function count()
  var total=document.getElementById("text").value;
  total=total.replace(/\s/g, '');
  document.getElementById("total").innerHTML="Total Characters:"+total.length;
<div id="wrapper">
 <textarea id="text" onkeyup="count();" placeholder="Enter Some Text"></textarea>
 <p id="total">Total Characters:0</p>

In this step we make a textbox and use onkeyup event to call count() function on every key press and under count() function we get the text written on textbox and then we remove the white space beacuse we have to count only characters and after that we display the total count.

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Thats all, this is how to Count Characters Live Using JavaScript. You can customize this code further as per your requirement. And please feel free to give comments on this tutorial.

I hope this tutorial on count character using javascript helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.