In Leaflet it's possible to bind one or more tooltips to an individual marker, or a layer, or the base map object.

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How can I close all open tooltips that have been bound to the map object?

var map = L.map("map");
map.setView([48.85, 2.35], 12);

// Define some tooltips against the map object
var tooltip1 = map.openTooltip("tooltip 1",[48.84, 2.34]);
map.openTooltip("tooltip 2",[48.83, 2.33]);
map.openTooltip("tooltip 3",[48.82, 2.32]);

// Attempt to close tooltips, individually or en masse - neither works

See also the JS Fiddle version of the above code.

2 Answers 2


You can get all layers from your map, and remove them from the map. To avoid removing the tile layer (background), filter with if(layer.options.pane === "tooltipPane").

map.eachLayer(function(layer) {
    if(layer.options.pane === "tooltipPane") layer.removeFrom(map);

Fiddle: https://jsfiddle.net/3v7hd2vx/392/

  • ah, I didn't realise that Leaflet creates a separate layer for each tooltip. Nice one! Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 22:39
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    Apparently Leaflet creates a new 'hybrid' layer when a tooltip is added directly on the map (not bound to another layer). I think the best way to do it would be to create an invisible marker layer and to bind the tool tip to it.
    – thibautg
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 6:25

Quick and dirty solution below.


// checked is from a toggle component...
const tooltipPanes = document.getElementsByClassName("leaflet-tooltip-pane");
if (checked) {
} else {


.tooltip-hidden {
  display: none;

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