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react-native-screens provides native primitives to represent screens instead of plain <View> components in order to better take advantage of operating system behavior and optimizations around screens. This capability is used by library authors and unlikely to be used directly by most app developers. It also provides the native components needed for React Navigation's createNativeStackNavigator.

Note: Please refer to the issue tracker if you encounter any problems.

Platform Compatibility

Android DeviceAndroid EmulatoriOS DeviceiOS SimulatorWeb


npx expo install react-native-screens

If you're installing this in a bare React Native app, you should also follow these additional installation instructions.


The complete API reference and documentation is available in the README.

To use the native stack navigator, refer to the createNativeStackNavigator documentation.

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