How to convert each character in the string to an array using the Object.assign() method in JavaScript?

Published July 9, 2021

To convert each character in a string into an array, we can use the assign() method from the global Object object in JavaScript.

Consider a string called Hello! like this,

// random string
const str = "Hello!";

Now to convert each character in this string into an array, let's use the Object.assign() method and

  • pass an empty array [] as the first argument to the method
  • and the string as the second argument to the method
  • the method returns a new array.

It can be done like this,

// random string
const str = "Hello!";

// convert each characters in string to array
const strArr = Object.assign([], str);

console.log(strArr); // ["H", "e", "l", "l", "o", "!"]

Now if you look at the output of the strArr, we can see that the string is successfully converted to an array.

See the above code live in JSBin.

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