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Chips can be used to represent small blocks of information. They are most commonly used either for contacts or for tags.

Contact Person Jane Doe
Tag close


To create a contact chip just add an img inside.

  <div class="chip">
    <img src="images/yuna.jpg" alt="Contact Person">
    Jane Doe


To create a tag chip just add a close icon inside with the class close.

  <div class="chip">
    <i class="close material-icons">close</i>

Javascript Plugin Usage

To add tags, just enter your tag text and press enter. You can delete them by clicking on the close icon or by using your delete button.

Set initial tags.

Use placeholders and override hint texts.

Use autocomplete with chips.


  <div class="chips"></div>
  <div class="chips chips-initial"></div>
  <div class="chips chips-placeholder"></div>
  <div class="chips chips-autocomplete"></div>

jQuery Initialization

    data: [{
      tag: 'Apple',
    }, {
      tag: 'Microsoft',
    }, {
      tag: 'Google',
    placeholder: 'Enter a tag',
    secondaryPlaceholder: '+Tag',
    autocompleteOptions: {
      data: {
        'Apple': null,
        'Microsoft': null,
        'Google': null
      limit: Infinity,
      minLength: 1

Chip data object

  var chip = {
    tag: 'chip content',
    image: '', //optional
    id: 1, //optional

jQuery Plugin Options

Option Name Type Description
data array Set the chip data (look at the Chip data object)
placeholder string Set first placeholder when there are no tags.
secondaryPlaceholder string Set second placeholder when adding additional tags.
autocompleteData Object Set autocomplete data.
autocompleteLimit Integer Set autocomplete limit.


Material chips exposes a few events for hooking into chips functionality.

Event Description
chip.add this method is triggered when a chip is added.
chip.delete this method is triggered when a chip is deleted.
chip.select this method is triggered when a chip is selected.

  $('.chips').on('chip.add', function(e, chip){
    // you have the added chip here

  $('.chips').on('chip.delete', function(e, chip){
    // you have the deleted chip here

  $('.chips').on('chip.select', function(e, chip){
    // you have the selected chip here


Use these methods to access the chip data.

Parameter Description
data It returns the stored data.