HTML <ins> Tag

The <ins> tag marks inserted text with an underline. This tag is commonly used together with the <del> tag which marks deleted text. Both are designed to track document changes.

HTML Tag

Example

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An <ins> tag.
It marks the word 'beautiful' as inserted.

C├ęzanne's studio was in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence.

<p>
  Cézanne's studio was in the 
  <ins>beautiful</ins> city of Aix-en-Provence.
</p>
ins = inserted

Using <ins>

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

This tag can be used to track document changes and revisions.

By default, this element is rendered as underlined text.

Tip: Both <ins> and <del> are used to track document changes.
They mark inserted and deleted text respectively.

More Examples

An <ins> tag with a custom styled red underline.

Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter.

<p>
  Van Gogh was a Dutch 
  <ins style="text-decoration-color: red;">post-impressionist</ins> 
  painter.
</p>

For more information about the <del> tag, see our HTML del Tag Reference.


Attributes for <ins>

This table lists the <ins> tag attributes.

Attribute Value Description
datetime date-time Specifies the date and time the text was inserted.
Enter this format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD.
cite URL References a document that shows why the text was inserted.
id    identifier Defines a unique identifier for the element.
class    classnames Sets one or more CSS classes to be applied to the element.
style    CSS-styles Sets the style for the element.

For additional global attributes see our Global Attributes List.


Text Tags

The <ins> tag is part of a group of tags that are used to create and format text documents. This group is referred to as the Text tag group. Together, these tags allow you to create comprehensive HTML text documents.

Here is a list of text tags.

Element Description
<h1>-<h6> Defines text headings in 6 different sizes
<p> Creates a paragraph
<span> Container for one or more inline text elements
<br> Creates a line break
<sup> Specifies superscript text
<sub> Specifies subscripted text
<u> Specifies underlined text
<i> Specifies italic text
<b> Specifies bold text
<em> Marks text that needs emphasis
<strong> Indicates text that is important or with high urgency
<del> Defines deleted text
<ins> Defines inserted text
<ruby> Represents a small annotation with pronunciation of text
<kbd> Specifies keyboard input, such as, CTRL or ALT
<wbr> Specifies a preferred word-break location for long words

Browser support

Here is when <ins> support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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