HTML Select multiple attribute


Allow multiple selection in a drop-down list:
<select multiple="multiple">
  <option value="volvo">Volvo</option>
  <option value="saab">Saab</option>
  <option value="mercedes">Mercedes</option>
  <option value="audi">Audi</option>

Definition and Usage

The multiple attribute specifies that multiple options can be selected at the same time.
Selecting multiple options vary in different operating systems and browsers:
  • For windows: Hold down the control (ctrl) button to select multiple options
  • For Mac: Hold down the command button to select multiple options
Because of the different ways of doing this, and because you have to inform the user that multiple selection is available, it is more user-friendly to use checkboxes instead.
Tip: The multiple attribute can be used together with the size attribute to define the number of options to be displayed.

Browser Support

The multiple attribute is supported in all major browsers.


<select multiple="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
multiple Specifies that multiple options can be selected
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