react-social-icons
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react-social-icons

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A set of beautiful svg social icons. Easily used in React. No images or external css dependencies. Example

icons for all social networks configured in this library

Install

npm install react-social-icons
yarn add react-social-icons
pnpm add react-social-icons

Usage

Pass in the url prop of your social network, and the icon will be rendered.

import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { SocialIcon } from 'react-social-icons'

const Component = <SocialIcon url="https://twitter.com" />
// React v16
ReactDOM.render(Component, document.body)
// React v17+
ReactDOM.createRoot(document.body).render(Component)

See more usage options on the example site.

This library supports TypeScript since v5.2.0. (type declarations)

Code Splitting and Tree Shaking

Reduce the size of bundled code from this library by importing the SocialIcon component directly and only importing the icons you need. Bundled code using only one icon will be many times smaller. Most icons are only a few hundred bytes in size without compression, which shrinks them another ~30%. The size of the bundled library will scale linearly with each icon you import. Many bundlers will tree shake the unused icons from the final code-split bundle.

import { SocialIcon } from 'react-social-icons/component'
import 'react-social-icons/vimeo'
import 'react-social-icons/meetup'
// renders: vimeo icon
<SocialIcon url="www.vimeo.com" />
// renders: meetup icon
<SocialIcon url="www.meetup.com" />
// renders: default icon
<SocialIcon url="www.pinterest.com" />

Props

Property Type Required Description
url String No The rendered component will link to this url and show the social network's icon.
network String No Override which network icon to render
bgColor String No Override the background fill color (defaults to social network's color)
fgColor String No Override the icon's fill color (defaults to transparent)
label String No Set the aria-label attribute on the rendered anchor tag (defaults to the social network's name)
className String No Specify a class to attach to the rendered anchor tag
style Object No Override style properties passed to the rendered anchor tag
href String No Override the link while keeping the icon matching prop url
as String No Override the root element of the component (defaults to 'a')
fallback String No Specify the icon shown when no network matches the url prop

url

Sets the link the anchor element points to and renders the icon associated with the network matching the url.

// renders: vimeo.com
<SocialIcon url="www.vimeo.com" />

network

Overrides the icon rendered by the component.

// renders: github icon
<SocialIcon network="github" />

// renders: github icon
// on click: navigate to vimeo.com
<SocialIcon network="github" url="www.vimeo.com" />

bgColor and fgColor

Overrides the background or foreground fill colors. Defaults to the network's brand color (bg) and transparent (fg).

// renders: default icon
<SocialIcon bgColor="green" fgColor="blue" />

label

Overrides the ARIA attribute on the anchor element. Defaults to network name.

// renders: vimeo icon
<SocialIcon label="my video channel" url="www.vimeo.com" />
// or
<SocialIcon aria-label="my video channel" url="www.vimeo.com" />

className and style

Specify a CSS class and styles for the anchor element. Read more about these special React props.

<SocialIcon className="colorscheme" style={{ color: 'green' }} />

href

Overrides the anchor link. Ignored when the component decides what icon to render.

// renders: default icon
// on click: navigate to github.com
<SocialIcon href="www.github.com" />

href specifies the anchor link while url specifies the rendered icon

// renders: vimeo icon
// on click: navigate to github.com
<SocialIcon href="www.github.com" url="www.vimeo.com" />

as

Set <SocialIcon> to be any html element you want. Defaults to 'a'.

<SocialIcon as="div" />

fallback

Overrides the default icon shown when a network does not match the given URL.

Accepts a network:

<SocialIcon fallback="pinterest" /> // renders pinterest icon

Or an icon definition:

<SocialIcon fallback={{ color, path }} /> // renders custom icon

The other exports

There are other useful functions and objects exported from the SocialIcon library.

networkFor

A function that accepts a url string and returns the matching social network domain name.

import { networkFor } from 'react-social-icons';
import { assert } from 'assert'
assert.equal(networkFor('https://www.pinterest.com'), 'pinterest')

register

A function that accepts the domain name of a social network with an object definition of the icon's paths and color. It will register the social network icon with the <SocialIcon> component, which will have gained the ability to render the icon for your social network, and update uri_regex to match the domain name.

import { register } from 'react-social-icons';
register('mynetwork', {
  color: 'red',
  path: 'path commands' // see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/d#path_commands
})

social_icons

A map that associates social network names to the icon objects with the network's color and icon paths.

import { social_icons } from 'react-social-icons'
import assert from 'assert'
assert.ok(social_icons instanceof Map)

network_names and getKeys

network_names is a set that stores all the registered social network domain names. getKeys returns an array of the same information.

import { network_names, getKeys } from 'react-social-icons'
import assert from 'assert'
assert.deepEqual(getKeys(), [...network_names])
assert.ok(network_names instanceof Set)

uri_regex

A regex for urls that will match any social network domain names that are registered. (this will not match mailto: links or return the default network, use networkFor instead)

import { uri_regex } from 'react-social-icons'
import assert from 'assert'
assert.equal(uri_regex.exec('https://www.pinterest.com')?.[1], 'pinterest')

Contributing

Contributors are welcome. See CONTRIBUTING.md.

FAQ

How do I open the link in a new tab when the icon is clicked?

Pass the prop target like so: <SocialIcon target="_blank" url="www.vimeo.com" />. All props are forwarded to the underlying element, an anchor.

How do I use code-splitting?

This package packages exposes the component code and icon definitions in separate files with a simple import interface. There are several useful tools that implement features like tree-shaking to reduce the size of bundled code. Certain browsers contain features that let you important un-bundled code directly. An effort has been made to keep distribution code files simple, separate, and small.

with ES6 browser imports

Refer to a list of compatible browsers and import files directly from your own servers or a CDN.

with a bundler

Webpack and Rollup will tree shake any unused code from this package when you are bundling your code.

How do I add a new icon?

Follow the instructions in CONTRIBUTING.md.

How do I change the color on hover?

There are a couple approaches to changing the color of the icon on hover. These can be modified to fit your particular use case by examining what attributes are on the underlying HTML element.

currentColor and className

In a stylesheet, apply two fills to the social icon. One by default, and one on hover.

/* file: app.css */
.custom-class .social-svg-icon {
    fill: green;
}
.custom-class:hover .social-svg-icon {
    fill: red;
}

In your component, set the fgColor prop to currentColor to inherit colors from the stylesheet rather than the inline style rule from the component.

// file: app.js
<SocialIcon className="custom-class" fgColor="currentColor" />

!important override

You can override the fill color by using the !important CSS declaration

/* file: app.css */
.social-svg-icon {
    fill: green !important;
}

And simply use the icon like normal.

// file: app.js
<SocialIcon />

How do I render icons for federated or decentralized social networks?

Specify the network prop of the social network icon you want to render. For example:

<SocialIcon network="mastodon" url="https://techhub.social/" />
// or
<SocialIcon network="misskey" url="https://misskey-hub.net" />

Federated/decentralized social networks can have instances or user accounts hosted on different domains. This can cause the library to not detect the proper network on a naive inspection of the url prop. Refer to the documentation on props.

Tree-shaking with Typescript causes a build error where the type declarations cannot be found

When importing react-social-icons/component in a Typescript project, if your tsconfig.json is misconfigured you may run into the error message TS2307: Cannot find module 'react-social-icons/component' or its corresponding type declarations.

To fix the issue, set "moduleResolution" in your tsconfig.json to "bundler".

The error occurs when the "moduleResolution" property in your Typescript configuration is set to some variant of classic, or node. Tree-shaking is a strategy of Node.js builds targeting a browser environment. They take advantage of a bundler feature provided by tools like webpack or rollup. If you are using react-social-icons in a project targeting a non-browser environment, you should use the .cjs build of this package, which will be resolved automatically if you import from react-social-icons in your project.

// in server projects ("moduleResolution": "node" or "classic")
import { SocialIcon } from 'react-social-icons'
// in browser projects ("moduleResolution": "bundler")
import { SocialIcon } from 'react-social-icons/component'

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