Expert Guide to React Navigation

In the fourth episode of The React Native Show podcast our host, Mike Grabowski and his guests, Satya Sahoo and Mateusz Kosoń, software engineers at Callstack, are talking about the React Navigation library.

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Satyajit Sahoo
Satyajit Sahoo
Mateusz Kosoń
Mateusz Kosoń
Mike Grabowski
Mike Grabowski

The podcast is mainly focused on what’s new in the React Navigation 5 library and explains how new features and fixes can help you in your daily work. Also, for those who never heard about this library before, this episode explains what is React Navigation and when to use it.


In the first part of the talk, Mike and his guests make a short introduction to React Navigation library:

  • What is React Navigation library and what’s its biggest selling point?
  • What was the idea behind creating the React Navigation library? 
  • How did it happen that React Navigation became a “recommended” library in the community?

→ WATCH PART: What is React Navigation library?

New features

In the second part, they dive into details of the new features of the 5th version of the library and discuss issues that have been solved by this version:

  • What’s coming up with the React Navigation 5?
  • What issues have been solved by React Navigation 5?
  • What are the benefits of usingReact Navigation 5?

→ WATCH PART: What issues can React Navigation 5 solve?

In the third part, our guests gave us some sneak peaks at what’s coming up with the upcoming React Navigation v6.0!

→ WATCH PART: What’s coming up with React Navigation 6?

Learn more about the React Navigation library

React Navigation, as the name suggests, helps developers to build navigation in their apps. With more than 19,400 stars and over 4,100 forks on Github, the library is considered to be the recommended one in the community.

Episode #4 is a great opportunity to get to know the React Navigation library and find out how it can help developers in their daily duties. Follow the latest updates in the library by visiting the GitHub page and check our articles about navigation below.

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