A React Native emoji keyboard/picker component

React Native Emoji Board

React Native Emoji Board is a customizable component similar to native keyboard but only with emoji for both iOS and Android. You can use this component as a keyboard input or emoji picker.


  1. yarn add react-native-emoji-board
  2. yarn add react-native-vector-icons if you don’t have it
  3. yarn add @react-native-community/viewpager if you don’t have it


>= 0.60
Autolinking will just do the job.

< 0.60

react-native link react-native-vector-icons

react-native link @react-native-community/viewpager


Required Props

Prop Description type
onClick Call back function when you clciked on emoji function

Optional Props

Prop Description type default value
showBoard Show or hide Emoji board with animation boolean false
customEmoji See Custom Emoji array []
categories Default full categories from emoji-datasource array See defaultProps.categories
blackList Exclude emojis based on short_name array []
numRows Number of emoji rows to display per slide number 8
numCols Number of emoji columns to display per slide number 5
emojiSize Default emoji size number 24
tabBarPosition Default category nav position string ‘bottom’
hideBackSpace Show or hide backspace icon boolean false
categoryDefautColor Default category icon color string ‘#aaa’
categoryHighlightColor Default category icon highlight color string ‘#000’
categoryIconSize Default category icon size string 20
containerStyle Main container style, same as Layout Props object {}
tabBarStyle Category bar style, same as Layout Props object {}
labelStyle Category label style, same as Text Props object {}
onRemove Call back function when backspace get clicked function null

If you want to support less category or modify the icon, here is the categories props:

Prop Description type
name Category name string
iconType Only support MaterialCommunityIcons and FontAwesome, you can use defined iconType string
icon Icon/Font name, you can find list from here string

Example Code

import EmojiBoard from 'react-native-emoji-board'

const App: () => React$Node = () => {
    const [show, setShow] = useState(false);
    const onClick = emoji => {

    return (
            <StatusBar barStyle="dark-content" />
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={() => setShow(!show)}>
                <Text>click here</Text>
            <EmojiBoard showBoard={show} onClick={onClick} />

Custom Emojis


const customEmojis = [
        code: '🎅🏼',
        img: 'https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/160/apple/237/father-christmas_1f385.png',
        name: 'santa',
        category: 'Smileys & Emotion',
        sort_order: 1,
        skins: [
                img: 'https://github.githubassets.com/images/icons/emoji/octocat.png',
                name: 'octocat',


Prop Description type
code Native emoji(optional, fallback to image) string
img If you would like to have custom image instead, don’t set code string
name Emoji/image name string
category Emoji category, need to match with what you have in categories props string
sort_order Sort order number
skins Skin support, same props with above array


Author: liangl1412

GitHub: https://github.com/liangl1412/react-native-emoji-keyboard

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A React Native emoji keyboard/picker component
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