How to check an element is visible or not using jQuery


Use the jQuery :visible Selector

You can use the jQuery :visible selector to check whether an element is visible in the layout or not. This selector will also select the elements with visibility: hidden; or opacity: 0;, because they preserve space in the layout even they are not visible to the eye.

Let's check out an example to understand how this selector basically works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Test If an Element is Visible</title>
<script src=""></script>
            // show hide paragraph on button click
            $("p").toggle("slow", function(){
                // check paragraph once toggle effect is completed
                    alert("The paragraph  is visible.");
                } else{
                    alert("The paragraph  is hidden.");
    <button type="button">Toggle Paragraph Display</button>
    <p style="display: none;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet adipi elit...</p>