how to convert string to json in golang?

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To convert string to json in golang, use the json.Unmarshal() method it will convert your string to JSON and return the converted JSON object.

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Today, I will show you how do i convert string to JSON in golang, as above mentioned I’m going to use the json.Unmarshal() method.

To use the json.Unmarshal() method, we have first import "encoding/json" package which is built in provided by golang, then we have to pass our string as a byte array with an assignable variable.

Let’s start our Golang convert string to JSON example


package main

import (

type Message struct {
    Name    string
    Version int64

func main() {

    s := `{"name":"Android", "version":13, "code":1}`
    var m Message

    // func Unmarshal(data []byte, v interface{}) error
    err := json.Unmarshal([]byte(s), &m)
    if err != nil {
        // panic


In the above example, we have converted a string to JSON and printed it in the console. let’s check the output.


{"name":"Android", "version":13, "code":1}

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