:last Selector

last selectorversion deprecated: 3.4

Description: Selects the last matched element.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( ":last" )

As of jQuery 3.4, the :last pseudo-class is deprecated. Remove it from your selectors and filter the results later using .last().

Note that :last selects a single element by filtering the current jQuery collection and matching the last element within it.

Additional Notes:

  • Because :last is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :last cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. To achieve the best performance when using :last to select elements, first select the elements using a pure CSS selector, then use .filter(":last").


Finds the last table row.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>last demo</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
  <tr><td>First Row</td></tr>
  <tr><td>Middle Row</td></tr>
  <tr><td>Last Row</td></tr>
$( "tr" ).last().css({ backgroundColor: "yellow", fontWeight: "bolder" });


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