10 jQuery plugins for textarea element

Find a complied list of 10 jQuery plugins for textarea input element. These plugins allows you to set characters count limit, make them easily grow/expandable as and when user types.

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jQuery Textarea Fullscreen

A jQuery plugin for textarea in fullscreen mode.


Autosize is small jQuery plugin to allow dynamic resizing of textarea height, so that it grows as based on visitor input. To use, just call the.autosize() method on any textarea element.

jQuery Expandable Plugin

A jQuery plugin that auto-expands textareas to fit the contents as a user types.


NobleCount is a customizable jQuery plugin for a more improved counting of the remaining characters, and handling of resulting behaviors, of a text entry object, e.g. input textfield, textarea. Also, NobleCount supports pre-existing text within the text object and jQuery chaining.


A jQuery plugin that dynamically updates textarea’s height to fit the content.This plugin works for textareas with fixed width as well as for textareas with fluid width. The CSS resize property is set to “none” by this plugin, which means you will not be able to manually resize the textarea.


Elastic makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit it’s content. It was inspired by the auto growing textareas on Facebook. The major difference between Elastic and it’s competitors is it’s weight.

Expanding Textareas

Expanding Textareas is a jQuery plugin for elegant expanding textareas. The plugin creates a textarea clone with identical dimensions to that of the original.

AutoGrow textarea

AutoGrow textarea jQuery plugin that will auto-grow your text areas vertically (like facebook) or horizontally. It is based off a code snippet by dhruvbird. The plugin uses a hidden mirror textarea to calculate the idea height (and width) of the target text area.

jQuery Textarea Counter

This plugin allows you to set and limit user input by max characters within html textarea (it is only limited by characters other than words). It binds keyup, paste and drag events. The extra div is displayed under the textarea, which shows the current number of input characters and words.

jQuery Countable Plugin

A jQuery plugin that adds a character counter to inputs and textareas.

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