by Sai gowtham

How to get first character of a string in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the first character of a string in JavaScript.

Getting the first character

To get the first character of a string, we can use the charAt() method by passing 0 as an argument in JavaScript.

Strings are the squence of characters, so the first character index of a string is 0.

const str = "helicopter";

const firstCharacter = str.charAt(0);

console.log(firstCharacter); // "h"

Similarly, we can use square brackets [] syntax to get the first character of a string.

const str = "helicopter";

const firstCharacter = str[0];

console.log(firstCharacter); // "h"

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