JavaScript pause for 1 second | log, function and Recursively Examples

JavaScript doesn’t have a sleep function that will delay a program’s execution for a given number of seconds. However, you can create a delay in JavaScript is to use its setTimeout method.

A setTimeout will pause a 1-second function or code in JavaScript pause for 1 second.

1000 MS = 1 SEC

setTimeout(() => {  console.log("World!"); }, 1000);

JavaScript pause for 1 second Example code

Let’s see HTML example code to print log “Hello” to the console, then after one second “World!”

<!DOCTYPE html>

		setTimeout(() => {  console.log("World!"); }, 1000);




JavaScript pause for 1 second example

JS Sleep Function with 1 second delay

Let’s set a time delay in the JavaScript function.

var delayInMilliseconds = 1000; //1 second

setTimeout(function() {
  //your code to be executed after 1 second
}, delayInMilliseconds);

Recursively call a method

A program for recursively calling a method that performs the check every second using setTimeout:

var check = function(){
        // run when condition is met
    else {
        setTimeout(check, 1000); // check again in a second


Do comment if you have any doubts and suggestions on this topic.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version

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