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Methods on instances allow you to control the tippy programmatically. See the Tippy Instance page for details on accessing an instance.

Show the tippy

Programmatically show the tippy at any time:

Hide the tippy

Programmatically hide the tippy at any time:


For both the show() and hide() methods, you can pass a number in as an argument to use as the animation duration. This will override the instance's option. // 1000ms
instance.hide(0) // 0ms

Disable the tippy

Temporarily prevent a tippy from showing or hiding:


Re-enable it with this method:


Destroy the tippy

To permanently destroy and clean up the instance, use this method:


The _tippy property is deleted from the reference element upon destruction.

If you're destroying a delegate instance (i.e., one you created with the target option), pass true as an argument to destroy all child instances that may have been created too.


Update the tippy

You can update any option after the instance has been created using the set() method. Pass an object of new options in:

  arrow: true,
  animation: 'scale',

There is also a shortcut for updating the content:

instance.setContent('New content')