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Version: 6.x


useNavigation is a hook which gives access to navigation object. It's useful when you cannot pass the navigation prop into the component directly, or don't want to pass it in case of a deeply nested child.

useNavigation() returns the navigation prop of the screen it's inside.


import * as React from 'react';
import { Button } from 'react-native';
import { useNavigation } from '@react-navigation/native';

function MyBackButton() {
const navigation = useNavigation();

return (
onPress={() => {

See the documentation for the navigation prop for more info.

Using with class component

You can wrap your class component in a function component to use the hook:

class MyBackButton extends React.Component {
render() {
// Get it from props
const { navigation } = this.props;

// Wrap and export
export default function (props) {
const navigation = useNavigation();

return <MyBackButton {...props} navigation={navigation} />;