Today, I found a nice plugin with the help of which you can convert any date time on your HTML page to something similar to Gmail/Facebook updates – “5 minutes ago” or “a day ago”. The best part of this plugin is it auto updates the minutes as you’re on the webpage. So, if you have opened the page now and the date shows “1 minute ago”, after 5 minutes the same date will auto update to “6 minutes ago”. In this post, we will see how this plugin works and write a simple HTML using the plugin.
Once the plugin files are loaded, you can use the plugin’s
timeago() function in any of the following ways:
var date = $.timeago(new Date());
var date = $.timeago('2014-05-04');
You can also call the
timeago() function on a specific class on your page as below:
Keep learning and sharing! Cheers!