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

https://bootstrap-tagsinput.github.io/bootstrap-tagsinput/examples/

http://sliptree.github.io/bootstrap-tokenfield/

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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