Customisable in-app notification component for React Native

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import chatkittyReactNativeInAppNotification from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@chatkitty/react-native-in-app-notification';


react-native-in-app-notification npm version

:bell: Customisable in-app notification component for React Native


  1. UI
  2. Install
  3. Versions
  4. Props
  5. Usage


The basic look of react-native-in-app-notification:

A GIF showing what react-native-in-app-notification can do

What you can make react-native-in-app-notification do with a customised component:

A GIF showing what react-native-in-app-notification can do


yarn add react-native-in-app-notification


npm install react-native-in-app-notification --save


For Android you need to add the VIBRATE permission to your app AndroidManifest.xml

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"/>

    <!-- Required by react-native-in-app-notification -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />



version RN
>=3.0.0 >= 0.54.0
<3.0.0 >= 0.43.4


Prop Name Prop Description Data Type Required Default
closeInterval How long the notification stays visible Number No 4000
openCloseDuration The length of the open / close animation Number No 200
height The height of the Notification component Number No 80
backgroundColour The background colour of the Notification component String No white
iconApp App Icon ImageSourcePropType No null
notificationBodyComponent See below about NotificationBody React Node or Function Recommended ./DefaultNotificationBody


The notification body is what is rendered inside the main Notification component and gives you the ability to customise how the notification looks. You can use the default notification body component in ./DefaultNotificationBody.js as inspiration and guidance.

Your notificationBodyComponent component is given five props:

Prop Name Prop Description Data Type Default
title The title passed to NotificationRef.show String ''
message The message passed to NotificationRef.show String ''
onPress The callback passed to NotificationRef.show Function null
icon Icon for notification passed to NotificationRef.show ImageSourcePropType null
vibrate Vibrate on show notification passed to NotificationRef.show Boolean true
additionalProps Any additional props passed to NotificationBodyComponent Object null


Adding react-native-in-app-notification is simple; Just wrap you main App component with the InAppNotificationProvider component exported from this module.

import { InAppNotificationProvider } from 'react-native-in-app-notification';

import App from './App.js';

class AppWithNotifications extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <App />

When you want to show the notification, just wrap the component which needs to display a notification with the withInAppNotification HOC and call the .showNotification methods from its props.

.showNotification can take four arguments (all of which are optional):

  • title
  • message
  • onPress
  • additionalProps

N.B: you should probably include at least one of title or message!

onPress doesn't need to be used for passive notifications and you can use onClose in your NotificationBody component to allow your users to close the notification.

additionalProps can be used to pass arbitory props to NotificationBody component. Can be accessed in NotificationBody component via props.additionalProps.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View, Text, TouchableHighlight } from 'react-native';
import { withInAppNotification } from 'react-native-in-app-notification';

class MyApp extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <Text>This is my app</Text>
          onPress={() => {
              title: 'You pressed it!',
              message: 'The notification has been triggered',
              onPress: () => Alert.alert('Alert', 'You clicked the notification!'),
              additionalProps: { type: 'error' },
          <Text>Click me to trigger a notification</Text>

export default withInAppNotification(MyApp);