In Live Mail, and I believe Google Mail too, you can specify multiple recipients within the same input box and separate them with either a tab, a space or a comma in some cases. This is also the same for the tags box on this website to allow you to specify multiple tags and you can remove them.

What I wondered was whether this type of input has a particular name or if it is just known as multiple input?


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There's no particular name for it. Inputs in HTML5 can have a value of multiple email addresses separated by a comma:

<input type="email" value="[email protected], [email protected]">

For what it's worth, the newer gmail compose UI uses a 1 row textarea inside a table instead of an actual "input"

gmail compose UI

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    I guess that makes the textarea easier to expand
    – Serberuss
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 16:11

If any one is still looking for the answer there is a plugin which can be used over bootstrap



There is also an jquery plugin for adding multiple recipients along Email ID seperated by commas and this is the link

Jquery Plugin for Multiple Email recipients

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