A delightful and highly configurable react notifications component

Nov 11, 2020
A delightful and highly configurable react notifications component


A delightful, easy to use and highly configurable component to help you notify your users out of the box. No messy setup, just beautiful notifications!


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  • Touch support
  • Responsive notifications
  • Standard notification types
  • Custom notification types
  • Custom notification content
  • Dismissable (touch, click, timeout)
  • Customizable transitions
  • Small library

Getting started

npm install react-notifications-component

The step below is only for typescript developers to install typed bindings:

npm install --save-dev @types/react-notifications-component


First build the library

npm run build:library:dev

then run the webpack server to see the app running

npm run start


Import react-notifications-component

import ReactNotification from 'react-notifications-component'

Import the CSS theme

import 'react-notifications-component/dist/theme.css'

SASS files are located in react-notifications-component/dist/scss

Render react-notifications-component at the top of your application so that it does not conflict with other absolutely positioned DOM elements.

const App = () => { return ( <div className="app-container"> <ReactNotification /> <Application /> </div> ) };

Import store where needed - will be used to access addNotification and removeNotification API methods

import { store } from 'react-notifications-component';

Then call addNotification and watch the magic happens

store.addNotification({ title: "Wonderful!", message: "[email protected]", type: "success", insert: "top", container: "top-right", animationIn: ["animate__animated", "animate__fadeIn"], animationOut: ["animate__animated", "animate__fadeOut"], dismiss: { duration: 5000, onScreen: true } });


Note: We rely on animate.css in this example as animate__fadeIn and animate__fadeOut are part of animate.css. We recommend using it as it's an excellent animation library, but you're not forced to. If you prefer you may also use your custom animations as long as they're valid CSS animations.

Note: animate.css latest version (v4) has breaking changes. It introduces animate__ prefix so that existing classes don't clash. If you still would like to use classes without prefix you can import animate.css/animate.compat.css

// preferred way to import (from `v4`). Uses `animate__` prefix. import 'animate.min.css'; // Alternate way to use classes without prefix like `animated fadeIn` import 'animate.css/animate.compat.css'

In the examples, we will be using classes with animate__ prefix, which is the default behaviour of latest v4 version of animate.css.

For more info on how to use animate.css, please refer to animate.css docs



Render a new notification. Method returns a unique id for the rendered notification. Supplied options are internally validated and an exception will be thrown if validation fails.


Manually remove a notification by id.


In the following examples for brevity some options will not be mentioned. Strictly focusing on the needed options to present each example. For reference, we will be using Object spread operator on a notification object to have non relevant fields included as well.

notification = { title: "Wonderful!", message: "Configurable", type: "success", insert: "top", container: "top-right", animationIn: ["animate__animated animate__fadeIn"], // `animate.css v4` classes animationOut: ["animate__animated animate__fadeOut"] // `animate.css v4` classes };

Notification container

You have in total 6 containers for desktop and 2 for mobile, if component is set to be responsive. List of containers:

  • top-left
  • top-right
  • top-center
  • center
  • bottom-left
  • bottom-right
  • bottom-center
store.addNotification({ ...notification, container: 'top-right' })

Will position the notification in top right of the screen.

Notification type

List of types:

  • success
  • danger
  • info
  • default
  • warning
store.addNotification({ ...notification, type: 'danger' })

Will trigger a danger notification.


store.addNotification({ ...notification, animationIn: ['animate__animated animate__fadeIn'], // `animate.css v4` classes animationOut: ['animate__animated animate__fadeOut'] // `animate.css v4` classes })

animationIn and animationOut rely on CSS classes that toggle animations. On github pages we rely on animate.css, we suggest you to import that package and use their animations as they have plenty.

Note: Failing to have animations set properly will lead to bugs in some causes, as react-notifications-component relies on onAnimationEnd event to know when an animation has finished.

Dismiss notification automatically after timeout expires

store.addNotification({ ...notification, dismiss: { duration: 2000 } })

Dismiss notification automatically with the time left shown on UI

store.addNotification({ ...notification, dismiss: { duration: 2000, onScreen: true } })

Subscribe to notification's removal

Easily subscribe to onRemoval by supplying callback as option to the notification object. Callback will get called after the removal animation finishes.

store.addNotification({ ...notification, onRemoval: (id, removedBy) => { ... } })

Pause notification's timeout by hovering

store.addNotification({ ...notification, dismiss: { duration: 2000, pauseOnHover: true } })

Change transition

store.addNotification({ ...notification, slidingExit: { duration: 800, timingFunction: 'ease-out', delay: 0 } })

slidingEnter, touchRevert and touchSlidingExit can all be configured in the same way, with the mention that touchSlidingExit has 2 transitions nested.

store.addNotification({ ...notification, touchSlidingExit: { swipe: { duration: 400, timingFunction: 'ease-out', delay: 0, }, fade: { duration: 400, timingFunction: 'ease-out', delay: 0 } } })


isMobileBooleanSet whether you want component to be responsive or not. To be used together with breakpoint
breakpointNumberBreakpoint for responsiveness - defaults to 768px
typesArrayCustom types
classNamestringClasses assigned to the container
idstringId of the container


idStringId of the notification. Supply option only if you prefer to have custom id, otherwise you should let the component handle generation for you.
onRemovalFunctionGets called on notification removal with id and removedBy arguments
titleString, React Node or Functional ComponentTitle of the notification. Option is ignored if content is set, otherwise it is required.
messageString, React Node or Functional ComponentMessage of the notification. Option is ignored if content is set, otherwise it is required.
contentObjectCustom notification content, must be either Class Component, Functional Component or React element. If being supplied as functional or class component, id will be supplied as prop
typeStringType of the notification. Option is ignored if content is set, otherwise it is required.
containerStringContainer in which the notification will be displayed. Option is required.
insertStringSpecify where to append notification into the container - top or bottom. Option defaults to top.
dismissDismissSpecify how a notification should be dismissed.
animationInArrayArray of CSS classes for animating the notification's entrance.
animationOutArrayArray of CSS classes for animating the notification's exit.
slidingEnterTransitionTransition to be used when sliding to show a notification.
slidingExitTransitionTransition to be used when sliding to remove a notification.
touchRevertTransitionTransition to be used when sliding back after an incomplete swipe.
touchSlidingExitTransitionTransition to be used when sliding on swipe.
widthNumberOverwrite notification's width defined by CSS


Transition is used each time you define a transition.

durationNumberTransition duration in ms. Its default value ranges from 300 to 600, depending on transition
timingFunctionStringCSS timing function for the transition, defaults to linear
delayNumberDelay of the transition in ms, defaults to 0


Dismiss is used to describe how a notification should be dismissed.

durationNumberTime in milliseconds after notification gets dismissed. 0 will act as infinite duration. Defaults to 0
onScreenBooleanShow time left directly on the notification. Defaults to false
pauseOnHoverBooleanHovering over notification will pause the dismiss timer. Defaults to false
waitForAnimationBooleanWhen removing a notification by default we trigger the exit animation and the transition to height 0 at the same time. Setting this to true will wait for the exit animation to finish and then start the transition to height 0. Defaults to false
clickBooleanEnable dismissal by click, defaults to true
touchBooleanEnable dismiss by touch move, defaults to true
showIconBooleanShow or hide the close icon, defaults to false. If set to true, it will respond to click interaction and will remove notification

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