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A component for rendering Markdown in React Native with native components, working with both iOS & Android. Pull requests are welcome ūüėÉ ūüéČ!

Getting started

yarn add react-native-simple-markdown


If you've been using this lib for a short/long time or are interesting in shaping it for the future: just chime in and share your thoughts with us!


All you need to do is import the react-native-simple-markdown and then use the <Markdown /> component.

import React from 'react'
import Markdown from 'react-native-simple-markdown'
const MyAwesomeApp = () => {
  return (
    <Markdown styles={markdownStyles}>
      #Markdown in react-native is so cool! {'\n\n'}
      You can even [**link your website**]( or if you prefer: [email somebody]({'\n'}
      ![Some GIF]({'\n'}
      [![A cool video from YT](](
      [![Another one from Vimeo](](
const markdownStyles = {
  heading1: {
    fontSize: 24,
    color: 'purple',
  link: {
    color: 'pink',
  mailTo: {
    color: 'orange',
  text: {
    color: '#555555',



<Markdown /> will apply its style by default. However you can pass a styles prop to customize it has you wish.


    heading1: {
      fontSize: 20,
    strong: {
      fontWeight: 'bold',


Here again, <Markdown /> will apply its rules by default. However you can pass a rules prop to add your own and then customize how the Markdown elements will be displayed!


    image: {
      react: (node, output, state) => (
          source={{ uri: }}
  ![Alt text](/path/to/img.jpg)

RNSM also allows you to remove easily unwanted styling options without having to pass in rule objects that have their react key implemented/dummied to ignore those styling options.


  styles={ markdownStyles }
  whitelist={['link', 'url']}
  { description }

whitelist will only apply link and url default styles, while blacklist will do the opposite. You don't need to pass in a rules prop that contained a key for all the styles you don't want and reimplement their styling output anymore.


Property Type Features
blockQuote <View> Also blockQuoteBar (<View>) and blockQuoteText (<Text>)
br <Text> -
del <Text> -
em <Text> -
hr <View> -
heading <Text> Also heading1 through heading6
image <Image> You can use resizeMode in <Markdown /> styles prop to set a resizeMode
inlineCode <Text> -
link <Text> -
list <View> Also listItem (<View>), listItemBullet (<Text>), listItemBulletType (Unicode character), listItemNumber (<Text>) and listItemText (<Text>)
mailTo <Text> -
paragraph <View> -
plainText <Text> Used for styling text without any associated styles
strong <Text> -
table <View> -
tableHeader <View> -
tableHeaderCell <View> -
tableRow <View> -
tableRowCell <View> -
tableRowLast <View> Inherits from tableRow
text <Text> -
u <Text> -
url <Text> -
video <Image> Supports YouTube & Vimeo
view <View> This is the View container where the Markdown is rendered


This project was forked from react-native-markdown by @lwansbrough ūüĎć