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How to Split a JavaScript Array Into Chunks?

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Sometimes, we may want to divide JavaScript arrays into chunks in our code.

In this article, we’ll look at how to split a JavaScript array into chunks.


We can use the slice array instance method to extract a chunk of an array with the start and end index.

The item at the start index is included, but the item at the end index isn’t.

For instance, we can write:

const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
const chunk = 2;
let tempArray = []
const result = []
for (let i = 0, j = array.length; i < j; i += chunk) {
  tempArray = array.slice(i, i + chunk);

We have the array array that we want to divide into chunks.

chunk specifies the length of each chunk.

tempArray has the extracted array chunk.

And we have a for loop to let us loop through array to extract the chunks.

We increment i by chunk in each iteration to skip to the start of the next chunk.

Then in the loop body, we call slice with i and i + chunk to return each chunk.

And we call push with tempArray to add it to the result array.

Therefore, result is:


Array.prototype.concat and

We can use the concat array method to append one or more items to an array.

And we can use map to map the values of the original array into array chunks.

For instance, we can write:

const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
const chunk = 2;
const result =, i) => {
  return i % chunk ? [] : [array.slice(i, i + chunk)];

We have the same array and chunk size as the previous example.

Then we call with a callback that checks if index i is evenly divisible by chunk .

If it is, then we return the array chunk with the callback with slice .

Otherwise, we return an empty array.

We then call flat to flatten the returned array to flatten the arrays one level to get what we want.

Since we’ve to loop through the whole array , this is less efficient than the for loop.

Therefore, result should be the same as what we have before.


We can split an array into chunks with various JavaScript array methods.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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