The Object getPrototypeOf() method

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Find out all about the JavaScript getPrototypeOf() method of the Object object

Returns the prototype of an object.




const animal = {}
const dog = Object.create(animal)
const prot = Object.getPrototypeOf(dog)

animal === prot //true

If the object has no prototype, we’ll get null. This is the case of the Object object:

Object.prototype //{}
Object.getPrototypeOf(Object.prototype) //null