How to Hide Button in Javascript

In this tutorial, you will learn how to hide button in javascript. The button element is commonly used to submit form data to the server and there could be instances where you would like to toggle the visibility of the button element.  This is something that we are going to cover today.

There are multiple solutions for this problem, but I am going to share one of the straightforward solutions.  We will leverage display property to show or hide the button element.  This property is available for all the HTML elements.

In the following example, we have one checkbox.  When the checkbox is checked, we will show our button and when it is unchecked, we will hide our button.  Please have a look over the code example and the steps given below.


  • We have a few elements in the HTML file and that includes div, button, h1, input, and p. The div element with a class of container is just a wrapper for the rest of the elements.
  • We have some random text in the paragraph element.
  • The inner text for the button element is “Proceed”.
  • 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">
        <h1>Terms & Conditions</h1>
        <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Velit incidunt ipsum accusamus, nam hic numquam tempore recusandae quos at soluta fugit. Deleniti nesciunt voluptatem tempora laudantium omnis error dolorum quidem!</p>
        <div class="footer">
            <div><input type="checkbox" checked><span>I Agree</span></div>
    <script src="script.js"></script>
.container {
    width: 50%;
    margin: auto;

p {
    border: 1px solid black;
    padding: 10px;

.footer {
    display: flex;
    justify-content: space-between;


  • We have selected 2 elements input and button using document.querySelector() method and stored them in checkbox and button variables respectively.
  • We have attached the change event listener to the input element.
  • In the event handler function, we are using checked property to verify whether the checkbox is checked or not. If it is checked, we will hide the button element by setting the display property to none.
  • If the checkbox is unchecked, then we will show the button element with its default styles by setting the display property to null.
let checkbox = document.querySelector('input');
let button = document.querySelector('button');

checkbox.addEventListener('change', () => {
    if(!checkbox.checked) = 'none';
    else = null;