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JavaScript Array findIndex() method

The JavaScript array findIndex() method returns the index of first element of the given array that satisfies the provided function condition.

The findIndex() method executes a function for each array element.

The findIndex() method returns the index (position) of the first element that passes a test.

The findIndex() method returns -1 if no match is found.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Array findIndex() method to find the first element that satisfies a given test.

The findIndex() method does not execute the function for empty array elements.

The findIndex() method does not change the original array.


array.findIndex(callbackFunction(currentValue, index, arr), thisValue)
  • callbackFunction– Required. A function to run for each array element. It represents the function that test the condition.
  • currentValue– Required. The current element of array.
  • index – It is optional. The index of current element.
  • arr – It is optional. The array on which findIndex() operated.
  • thisValue– It is optional. The value to use as this while executing callback. Default undefined.

Return Value

  • Returns the index of the first element in the array that satisfies the given function.
  • Returns -1 if none of the elements satisfy the function.


const array1 = [5, 12, 8, 130, 44];

const isLargeNumber = (element) => element > 13;

// expected output: 3