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An enhanced, animated and customizable react-native modal.

The aim of react-native-modal is expanding the original react-native Modal component by adding animations and styles customization options while still providing a plain-simple API.


  • Smooth enter/exit animations
  • Plain simple and flexible APIs
  • Customizable backdrop opacity, color and timing
  • Listeners for the modal animations ending
  • Resize itself correctly on device rotation
  • Swipeable
  • Scrollable



This library is available on npm, install it with: npm install --save react-native-modal or yarn add react-native-modal.


Since react-native-modal is an extension of the original react native modal, it works in a similar fashion react-native original modal.

  1. Import react-native-modal:
import Modal from "react-native-modal";
  1. Create a modal and nest its content inside of it:
render () {
    return (
          <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
            <Text>I am the modal content!</Text>
  1. Then simply show it by setting the isVisible prop to true:
render () {
    return (
        <Modal isVisible={true}>
          <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
            <Text>I am the modal content!</Text>

The isVisible prop is the only prop you'll really need to make the modal work: you should control this prop value by saving it in your state and setting it to true or false when needed.

A complete example

The following example consists in a component (ModalTester) with a button and a modal. The modal is controlled by the isModalVisible state variable and it is initially hidden, since its value is false.
Pressing the button sets isModalVisible to true, making the modal visible.
Inside the modal there is another button that, when pressed, sets isModalVisible to false, hiding the modal.

import React, { Component } from "react";
import { Text, TouchableOpacity, View } from "react-native";
import Modal from "react-native-modal";

export default class ModalTester extends Component {
  state = {
    isModalVisible: false

  _toggleModal = () =>
    this.setState({ isModalVisible: !this.state.isModalVisible });

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
        <TouchableOpacity onPress={this._toggleModal}>
          <Text>Show Modal</Text>
        <Modal isVisible={this.state.isModalVisible}>
          <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this._toggleModal}>
              <Text>Hide me!</Text>

For a more complex example take a look at the /example directory.

Available props

Name Type Default Description
animationIn string or object 'slideInUp' Modal show animation
animationInTiming number 300 Timing for the modal show animation (in ms)
animationOut string or object 'slideOutDown' Modal hide animation
animationOutTiming number 300 Timing for the modal hide animation (in ms)
avoidKeyboard bool false Move the modal up if the keyboard is open
backdropColor string 'black' The backdrop background color
backdropOpacity number 0.70 The backdrop opacity when the modal is visible
backdropTransitionInTiming number 300 The backdrop show timing (in ms)
backdropTransitionOutTiming number 300 The backdrop hide timing (in ms)
children node REQUIRED The modal content
isVisible bool REQUIRED Show the modal?
onBackButtonPress func () => null Called when the Android back button is pressed
onBackdropPress func () => null Called when the backdrop is pressed
onModalHide func () => null Called when the modal is completely hidden
onModalShow func () => null Called when the modal is completely visible
onSwipe func null Called when the swipeThreshold has been reached
scrollOffset number 0 When > 0, disables swipe-to-close, in order to implement scrollable content
scrollOffsetMax number 0 Used to implement overscroll feel when content is scrollable. See /example directory
scrollTo func null Used to implement scrollable modal. See /example directory for reference on how to use it
swipeThreshold number 100 Swiping threshold that when reached calls onSwipe
swipeDirection string null Defines the direction where the modal can be swiped (can be 'up', 'down', 'left, or 'right')
useNativeDriver bool false Defines if animations should use native driver
hideModalContentWhileAnimating bool false Enhances the performance by hiding the modal content until the animations complete
style any null Style applied to the modal

Frequently Asked Questions

The component is not working as expected

Under the hood react-native-modal uses react-native original Modal component.
Before reporting a bug, try swapping react-native-modal with react-native original Modal component and, if the issue persists, check if it has already been reported as a react-native issue.

The backdrop is not completely filled/covered on some Android devices (Galaxy, for one)

Checkout the package react-native-extra-dimensions-android

To use, here's an example:

const IOS = Platform.OS === "ios";
const WIDTH = Dimensions.get("window").width;
const HEIGHT = IOS
  ? Dimensions.get("window").height
  : require("react-native-extra-dimensions-android").get("REAL_WINDOW_HEIGHT");

How can I hide the modal by pressing outside of its content?

The prop onBackdropPress allows you to handle this situation:

  onBackdropPress={() => this.setState({ isVisible: false })}
  <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
    <Text>I am the modal content!</Text>

How can I hide the modal by swiping it?

The prop onSwipe allows you to handle this situation (remember to set swipeDirection too!):

  onSwipe={() => this.setState({ isVisible: false })}
  <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
    <Text>I am the modal content!</Text>

The modal flashes in a weird way when animating

Unfortunately this is a know issue that happens when useNativeDriver=true and must still be solved.
In the meanwhile as a workaround you can set the hideModalContentWhileAnimating prop to true: this seems to solve the issue. Also, do not assign a backgroundColor property directly to the Modal. Prefer to set it on the child container.

The modal background doesn't animate properly

Are you sure you named the isVisible prop correctly? Make sure it is spelled correctly: isVisible, not visible.

The modal doesn't change orientation

Add a supportedOrientations={['portrait', 'landscape']} prop to the component, as described in the React Native documentation.

Available animations

Take a look at react-native-animatable to see the dozens of animations available out-of-the-box. You can also pass in custom animation definitions and have them automatically register with react-native-animatable. For more information on creating custom animations, see the react-native-animatable animation definition schema.


Thanks @oblador for react-native-animatable, @brentvatne for the npm namespace and to anyone who contributed to this library!

Pull requests, feedbacks and suggestions are welcome!

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