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    React native library to show text in a condensed way and expand when needed. Can be used with native or expo on all platforms.



    npm i @fawazahmed/react-native-read-more --save

    or with yarn

    yarn add @fawazahmed/react-native-read-more


    import React from 'react';
    import {SafeAreaView, StyleSheet, View} from 'react-native';
    import ReadMore from '@fawazahmed/react-native-read-more';
    const Home = () => {
      return (
        <SafeAreaView style={}>
          <View style={styles.root}>
            <ReadMore numberOfLines={3} style={styles.textStyle}>
                "Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum."
    const styles = StyleSheet.create({
      safe: {
        flex: 1,
      root: {
        flex: 1,
        padding: 16,
      textStyle: {
        fontSize: 14,
    export default Home;


    Prop Type Required Note
    style object or array no text style
    seeMoreText string no defaults to See more
    seeMoreStyle object or array no text style for See more text
    seeLessText string no defaults to See less
    seeLessStyle object or array no text style for See less text
    ellipsis string no defaults to ...
    wrapperStyle object or array no style for wrapper View
    numberOfLines number no defaults to 3
    animate bool no defaults to true => applies a subtle animation to see more and see less text, not the complete text itself
    backgroundColor string no (removed in v2.1.0 and above) defaults to white => supply backgroundColor if your background color is something other than white
    customTextComponent React component no defaults to Text
    expandOnly bool no defaults to false => hide see less option similar to a linkedIn post
    onExpand func no optional callback executed when expanded
    onCollapse func no optional callback executed when collapsed
    onReady func no optional callback executed when see more placement measurements are completed
    preserveLinebreaks bool no (removed in v2.1.0 and above) defaults to false => preserves \n in the content while in the collapsed state. This prop is in experimental stage.

    Any additional props are passed down to underlying Text component.

    Run example

    git clone
    cd react-native-read-more/example
    yarn install # or npm install
    # to run on iOS
    yarn ios
    #to run on android
    yarn android

    Why another library ?

    This module will calculate where to position See more and See less within the same paragraph instead of occupying another line. It is a drop-in replacement for Text component and you can control when to apply the see more functionality by configuring the numberOfLines prop. Moreover, you can also pass your own custom implementation of Text component like ParsedText etc.

    Seeing issues or any feedback or feature suggest ?

    Create an issue with github.


    • If you observe See more shown always in android, pass prop allowFontScaling={false}, refer to this issue

    jest - running unit tests

    This package is not transpiled. So inorder for your test cases to work, this package should be transpiled by babel. For this you need to add this path !node_modules/@fawazahmed/react-native-read-more/ under transformIgnorePatterns option provided by jest. In your package.json you will see this jest config:

    "jest": {
      "preset": "react-native",
      "transformIgnorePatterns": [
        "!node_modules/@fawazahmed/react-native-read-more/" // add this line

    refer to jest docs here and github issue

    Known issues

    Android only if numberOfLines with a value of 1 is passed down as a prop, text in android devices will overlap at the end of line. This is an issue in react-native where text from other lines concatenates into the first one even if we add \n to the first line, where the lines returned from onTextLayout indicates a different response. To overcome this issue, use numberOfLines greater than 1.


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