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Hooray! While react-native-paper has just reached 2000 ⭐️ on Github, we were announcing it at React Native EU 2018 as a major update for Paper that is aligned with the new Material Design guide. This is react-native-paper 2.0. Don’t want to read? No problem, I got a lighting talk that gets you covered:

Key concepts of Paper 2.0

Material design guidelines

New style and new components are awaiting for you, ready to be used on Android and iOS.

Platform adaptation

As you saw in version 1, we continue to provide platform adaptation so your iOS users keep feeling comfortable.

Full theming support

We extracted the theming logic into You can easily switch from light to dark theme or give your users any choice they want!


Render dialogs, floating action buttons, snackbars… One thing above the other. Thanks to Portal you can easily manage it.

Accessibility and RTL

We’ve been working very hard for this version to be much better regarding accessibility. We want each and every of our components to be fully accessible and RTL compatible.

accessibility and rtl in react native paper library

Developer experience

Not only our example is Expo compatible but now you can also check any component in our docs and look for this link:

code snacks avaliable in paper 2.0

And you can just try it! Oh and we are also working in bindings for ReasonML!

1.0 vs 2.0

Some component differences between versions.


buttons in react native paper 1.0 vs 2.0


TextInput in react Native Paper 1.0 vs 2.0


Yes, not a Toolbar anymore!

Appbar in React Native Paper 1.0 vs. 2.0


Want to see more? Check the the docs at!

Wanna help? Be a contributor? There a are lot of components to be made so just join us in this beautiful journey and do not hesitate to send a PR! We also have a channel in Discord.

Don’t forget to check our repo:

Happy Paper day 2!

Ferran Negre
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