react component to make Gmail like text avatars for profile pictures

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import airmeetReactInitial from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@airmeet/react-initial';


React Initial

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Simple react component to make Gmail like text avatars for profile pictures.


Browser compatibility

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera 9+
  • Safari 3.2+
  • iOS Safari 3.2+
  • Android Browser 3+


import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { Initial } from 'react-initial'

const App = () => (
  <Initial name='Bruno Carvalho de Araujo' />

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))


The Initial component takes a couple of props that you can use to customize its behaviour:

Prop type Description Default
name string Name of the user which the profile picture should be generated Name
height number Height of the picture 100
width number Width of the picture 100
charCount number Number of characherts to be shown in the picture. 1
textColor string Color of the text #ffffff
fontSize number Font size of the character(s) 60
fontWeight number Font weight of the character(s) 400
radius number Rounded corners 0
seed number Number to randomize the background color 0
color string Background color of the profile picture that should be generated null

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