/Web APIs

Window: hashchange event

The hashchange event is fired when the fragment identifier of the URL has changed (the part of the URL beginning with and following the # symbol).


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.


addEventListener("hashchange", (event) => {});
onhashchange = (event) => {};

Event type

Event properties

HashChangeEvent.newURL Read only

A string representing the new URL the window is navigating to.

HashChangeEvent.oldURL Read only

A string representing the previous URL from which the window was navigated.

Event handler aliases

In addition to the Window interface, the event handler property onhashchange is also available on the following targets:


You can use the hashchange event in an addEventListener method:


  () => {
    console.log("The hash has changed!");

Or use the onhashchange event handler property:


function locationHashChanged() {
  if (location.hash === "#cool-feature") {
    console.log("You're visiting a cool feature!");

window.onhashchange = locationHashChanged;


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
hashchange_event 8
4–8A regular Event object is fired, rather than a HashChangeEvent object.
12 3.6 8 10.6 5 ≤37 18 4 11 5 1.0

See also

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