HTML <ins> Tag


A text with a deleted part, and a new, inserted part:

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p>

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Definition and Usage

The <ins> tag defines a text that has been inserted into a document.

Tip: Also look at the <del> tag to markup deleted text.

Browsers will normally strike a line through deleted text and underline inserted text.

Browser Support

<ins> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: Use <ins> it together with <del> to markup updates and modifications in a document.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies a URL to a document that explains the reason why the text was inserted/changed
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specifies the date and time when the text was inserted/changed

Global Attributes

The <ins> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <ins> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Ins Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <ins> element with the following default values:


ins {
    text-decoration: underline;

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