4 Different Type of React Native Touchable

In this post, you will see 4 Different Type of React Native ‘Touchable’. React Native Touchable is a component to overcome the limitation of the styling of button component. There are four types of Touchables. Which are

S. No.TouchableAvailable For
1.TouchableNativeFeedbackOnly For Android
2.TouchableHighlightFor Android/IOS Both
3.TouchableOpacityFor Android/IOS Both
4.TouchableWithoutFeedbackFor Android/IOS Both

After exploring this example if you want to explore more then you can also see React Native Touchable using react-native-platform-touchable. React Native Touchable is built into React Native core which is a wrapper around the various Touchable* components mentioned above in order to use TouchableNativeFeedback whenever possible.

4 Different Type of React Native Touchable

1. TouchableNativeFeedback

A wrapper for making views respond properly to touches (Android only). On Android, this component uses native state drawable to display touch feedback.

To Import TouchableNativeFeedback in Code

Render Using

2. TouchableHighlight

A wrapper for making views respond properly to touches. On key down, the opacity of the wrapped view is decreased, which allows the underlying color to show through, darkening or tinting the view.

To Import TouchableHighlight in Code

Render Using

3. TouchableOpacity

A wrapper for making views respond properly to touches. On key down, the opacity of the wrapped view is decreased, dimming it.

To Import TouchableOpacity in Code

Render Using

4. TouchableWithoutFeedback

Don’t use unless you have a very good reason. All elements that respond to press should have visual feedback when touched but it doesn’t have any.

To Import TouchableWithoutFeedback in Code

Render Using

In this example, we will see all the four Touchables. So Lets’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.


To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

That was the 4 Different Type of React Native Touchable. If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. The remaining components will be covered in the next article. Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “4 Different Type of React Native Touchable”

    • Button has no style prop you can only change the color using the color prop. If you want to do some customization you need to use React Native Touchable. Touchables have customization options.

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