How to Add New Line in String Javascript

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add new line in string javascript. Letters, numerals, punctuation, and other special characters are all permitted in a string. For easier reading of strings, we additionally add a few line breaks. For a newbie developer, it can be a bit tricky to add a new line in string.

There are numerous ways to add a new line in string. But for the sake of simplicity, we will make use of template string which helps in creating a dynamic string by using variables in it.

In the following example, we have some global variables. Upon click of a button, we will add a new line in string and display the result on the screen.  Please have a look over the code example and the steps given below.


  • We have 3 elements in the HTML file (divbutton, and h1). The div element is just a wrapper for the rest of the elements.
  • The innerText for the button element is “Add” and for the h1 element, it is “Result”.
  • We have done some basic styling using CSS and added the link to our style.css stylesheet inside the head element.
  • We have also included our javascript file script.js with a script tag at the bottom.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">


  <div class="container">    

  <script src="script.js"></script>

.container {        
    text-align: center;

button {
  margin-top: 10px;
  padding: 10px 20px;


  • We have selected the button element and h1 element using the document.querySelector() method and stored them in btnAdd and output variables respectively.
  • We have three global variables str1str2 and newLineChar where the first two holds a string and the latter holds a new line character (\n).
  • We have attached a click event listener to the button element.
  • In the event handler function, we are creating a string dynamically using template literal where we we are using global variables str1str2 and newLineChar .
  • We are storing the final string in the result variable.
  • We are displaying the result in the h1 element using the innerText property.
let btnAdd = document.querySelector("button");
let output = document.querySelector("h1");

let str1 = "Keep Moving!";
let str2 = "Keep Dancing!";
let newLineChar = "\n";
btnAdd.addEventListener("click", () => {  
  let result = `${str1}${newLineChar}${str2}`;
  output.innerText = result;