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In this post, I will share a simple example of how to get the user ID of the authenticated user in Laravel 8. Using the auth() helper function or Auth class in Laravel 8 you will easily get the user ID.
The question is how?
First, we know that auth()->user() or \Auth::user() we can access the authenticated user details from the users table.
So getting the user ID you can access it with the sample below:
echo auth()->user()->id; //or echo \Auth::user()->id;
But we can shorten it by removing the user() function. Now it will become like this:
echo auth()->id(); //or echo \Auth::id();
Now the result of the code above is the same but the difference is your code is shorter.
That's pretty much it. I hope it helps.