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· 5 min read

Two of the major pain points of using React Navigation have been TypeScript and deep linking configuration. Due to the dynamic nature of the navigators, it is necessary to manually maintain the TypeScript and deep linking configuration to match the navigation structure. This can be error-prone and time-consuming.

To solve this, we’re adding a new static API to React Navigation 7. It’s not the same API as React Navigation 4, but it’s similar. Many apps don’t need the features that the dynamic API provides, and they can use the simpler static API instead to simplify their codebase.

· 3 min read

We're excited to announce that we finally have a prerelease version of React Navigation 6. We released React Navigation 5 more than half a year ago, and it brought a lot of new possibilities with the new dynamic API, and was met with overwhelmingly positive reaction. Since then, we've been working on incremental improvements and refinements to the library and thinking about how to make it even better. This brings us to the next major version of React Navigation.

· 4 min read
Brent Vatne

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React Navigation is depended on by some of the most respected engineering organizations, well-known brands, and talented startups. It's used by financial services apps like Brex and Coinbase Pro; educational apps like Codecademy Go and DataCamp; consumer apps like Shop from Shopify, Bloomberg, TaskRabbit, and Th3rdwave; entertainment apps like the National Football League (NFL) (in their main app and several others), Cameo, Tracker Network for Fortnite, and the Call of Duty companion app from Activision Blizzard. One of my personal favourite apps using React Navigation is Readwise, I love making my coffee with Single Origin 2, and managing household chores with Sweepy.

We've also seen React Navigation used in apps that help in the fight against COVID-19. Our favourites are How We Feel by Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann and a team from Pinterest in collaboration with leading scientists (article) and COVID Symptom Study by ZOE Global in association with King's College London (article).

· 6 min read

React Native has made cross-platform development much easier than before, and with React Native for Web, you can reuse code across Android, iOS and Web too!

One major pain point of reusing code for the web app has been navigation. React Navigation is one of the most widely used navigation libraries for React Native, but it didn’t support web. While you could run apps using React Navigation on the Web, a lot of things were missing, such as proper integration with URLs on the browser.

We have finally added preliminary web support to React Navigation. Let's take a look at the changes.

· 7 min read

Exactly two years ago, we published the first stable version of React Navigation. Throughout this time, the library has been actively developed by adding many new features and bug fixes. The essence of React Navigation was that it was a project that was to become not only a project of individual programmers adapting it to their requirements, but a community as a whole, hence the emphasis on versatility, extensibility, and the tendency to reconsider the assumptions if there were such needs. Thanks to this, the Library has been undergoing metamorphosis of both incremental and completely reorganized shape.

· 2 min read

The documentation is now live at, and v3 lives here.

In this release, we have removed the navigators from the react-navigation package. The navigators have lived in separate packages for quite a while and you could already use those packages manually, but we still bundled them in the react-navigation package. This made it difficult for us to release significant updates to navigators, because we had to then do a major version release of react-navigation too. By separating the navigator packages there is more freedom to update and improve navigators without any impact on folks that don't use them.