How to get the current year using JavaScript?

Published August 18, 2021

To get the current year, we can use the getFullYear() method from the global Date object in JavaScript.

TL;DR

// Make an instance or object of the Date constructor
const currentDate = new Date();

// get the current year
const year = currentDate.getFullYear();

console.log(year); // 2021

First, let's make an object (or instance) from the global Date constructor using the new keyword like this,

// Make an instance or object of the Date constructor
const currentDate = new Date();

Now we can use the getFullYear() method from the currentDate object to get the year number like this,

// Make an instance or object of the Date constructor
const currentDate = new Date();

// get the current year
const year = currentDate.getFullYear();

console.log(year); // 2021

Yay, We successfully got the year 🎉!

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