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    Demo & Examples

    Live demo:

    How it works

    The user passes the contact link as an email, tel, sms, facetime, or href prop. The component obfuscates href data until a hover, click, or focus event. Links are given their proper URL schemes (mailto, facetime, etc.) The link is rendered in reverse in the dom, but reversed again with css. This making the link useless for spammers, but user friendly on screen.


    The world needs obfuscated links that display the link in a friendly way.


    npm install --save react-obfuscate


    import React from 'react';
    import Obfuscate from 'react-obfuscate';
    export default () => (
        Phone: <Obfuscate tel="205-454-1234" />
        <br />
        Email:{' '}
            cc: '',
            bcc: '',
            subject: 'react-obfuscate',
            body: 'Down with the machines!',


    Robot Interaction

      <a href="obfuscated" style="direction: rtl; unicode-bidi: bidi-override;"
      ><br />
      <a href="obfuscated" style="direction: rtl; unicode-bidi: bidi-override;"

    Human Interaction

      Phone: <a href="tel:205-454-1234">205-454-1234</a><br>
      Email: <a href=";;subject=react-obfuscate&amp;body=Down%20with%20the%20machines!"></a>

    Common Options

    Prop Type Default Description
    email string null email address of the intended recipient
    headers object null subject, cc, bcc, body, etc
    tel string null telephone number of the intended recipient
    sms string null sms number of the intended recipient
    facetime string null facetime address of the intended recipient
    href string null Obfuscate any other URL type (e.g. WhatsApp)

    Uncommon Options

    Prop Type Default Description
    linkText string 'obfuscated' add custom pre-interaction href attribute placeholder text
    obfuscate boolean true set to false to disable obfuscation
    obfuscateChildren boolean true set to false to disable obfuscation of children
    element string 'a' use if you want to override the default a tag
    onClick function null called prior to setting location (e.g. for analytics tracking)


    npm start

    Consecutive Obfuscate/inline elements

    react-obfuscate is an inline element. Using consecutive inline elements inside a block element causes an issue with the bidi-override reversal on Chrome. To prevent this, add any text between the elements, wrap <Obfuscate/> with another element (like <span>), or add style={{display:'inline-block'}} to prevent any issues.

    Example Case:

      <Obfuscate style={{ display: 'inline-block' }} email="" />
      <br />
      <Obfuscate style={{ display: 'inline-block' }} tel="+69 111 222 333" />

    Obfuscating custom elements with the element prop

    With the element prop, users can obfuscate any element, like paragraphs or headers. Changing the dom element also removes the href and onClick props. Custom styling is required due to handling of right-to-left direction styles. Usually, adding style={{textAlign:'left'}} will suffice.

    Example Case:

    <Obfuscate element="p" style={{ textAlign: 'left' }}>
      This paragraph is more secret than others.


    By default, objects are not reversed in the dom, but other types are. The obfuscateChildren prop set will disabled this functionality when set to false. If the child is an object, like html elements are, it will be rendered normally.

    Example Use Case
    <Obfuscate email="" aria-label="Email Me">
      <svg width={24} height={21}>
            d="M12 12.713L.0 3h23.97L12 12.713zm0 2.574L0 5.562V21h24V5" 


    react-obfuscate is awesome thanks to these community members:


    Please help make this react component better. Feel free to submit an issue, or contribute through a pull request.


    Licensed under the MIT license.

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