Material Components React Material Icon

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import materialReactMaterialIcon from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@material/react-material-icon';


React Material Icon

A React wrapper for Material Icons.


npm install @material/react-material-icon



with Sass:

import '@material/react-material-icon/index.scss';

with CSS:

import '@material/react-material-icon/dist/material-icon.css';

Importing Icons

The React material icon package does not come packaged with Google Font's Material Icons. If it was included in the Sass package this would block rendering of the page until the icons download.

There are two different ways to add Material Icons to your website, both of which are documented in Material Icons Documentation. We recommend "Method 1: via Google Web Fonts", because it renders faster, but there can be Flash Of Unstyled Content (FOUC). The code to load Material Icons via Google Web Fonts is pasted here for your convenience.

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons"
Preventing FOUC and Troubleshooting Ripple

There is a known issue if you turn on the ripple on the Material Icon component. If FOUC occurs, the ripple size will be calculated off of the text width/height. To get around this, give the component a predetermined width/height in your CSS (or inline styles). Original issue documented here.

Javascript Instantiation

import MaterialIcon from '@material/react-material-icon';

const MyComponent = () => {
  return (
    <MaterialIcon icon='menu' />


Prop Name Type Description
icon string Type of icon to be displayed.
className string Classes to pass on to the root <i> element.
hasRipple n/a If present on element, it will enable the ripple on the icon.

Usage with Icons

Please see our Best Practices doc for further reading.