React Native Multiple Image Picker enables application to pick images and videos from multiple smart album in iOS/Android, similar to the current Facebook App. React Native Multiple Image Picker is based on two libraries available, TLPhotoPicker and PictureSelector


Demo ??

iOS Android
demo-main-ios demo-main-android


npm i @baronha/react-native-multiple-image-picker
yarn add @baronha/react-native-multiple-image-picker


Don't forget the Privacy Description in info.plist and add file.swift in your project (and create bridging header file swift).

cd ios/ && pod install


When installing this library on Xcode 12, you'll get the following error in Xcode:

Undefined symbol: (extension in UIKit):
__C.UIMenu.init(title: Swift.String, image: __C.UIImage?, identifier: __C.UIMenuIdentifier?, options: __C.UIMenuOptions, children: [__C.UIMenuElement]) -> __C.UIMenu

Undefined symbol: (extension in UIKit):
__C.UIAction.init(title: Swift.String, image: __C.UIImage?, identifier: __C.UIActionIdentifier?, discoverabilityTitle: Swift.String?, attributes: __C.UIMenuElementAttributes, state: __C.UIMenuElementState, handler: (__C.UIAction) -> ()) -> __C.UIAction

Here are some related issues in the RN repo: Issue 30202 and Issue 29178. This bug could be fixed in a future version of react native, but a workaround I've found is to do the following:

  1. Open your ios/project.xcworkspace project.

  2. In the project navigator panel (located on the right side of Xcode), select your project group (i.e. the item with the blueprint icon).

  3. The Xcode project editor should appear. In the left panel, under the "Project" section, select your project (if it isn't already selected).

  4. In the project section's top tab bar, select the "Build Settings" tab (also make sure the "All" and "Combined" tabs are selected).

  5. In the project navigator list, under the "Search Path" section, there should be a "Library Search Paths" setting (alternatively, you can search for "Library Search Paths" in the search bar).

  6. Change the entry "$(TOOLCHAIN_DIR)/usr/lib/swift-5.0/$(PLATFORM_NAME)" to "$(TOOLCHAIN_DIR)/usr/lib/swift-5.3/$(PLATFORM_NAME)" i.e. change swift-5.0 to swift-5.3 (to show the popup dialog, double click the value/item).

    • Alternatively, according to this issue comment, you can clear all the items listed in the "Library Search Paths" setting. TLDR: Xcode automatically manages this setting, and the RN template hardcodes it to use Swift 5.0.
  7. If you haven't already, make sure to create an empty swift file. Then clean the build folder (the option is in the menu bar under: "Product" -> "Clean Build Folder") and try building your project again.

  8. If you are still having problems building the app, try the following and build your project again:

    • Try clearing out Xcode's derivedData directory: rm -rf ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/* (check out this gist for instructions on how to clean up Xcode)
    • Try clearing out the Cocoapods cache: rm -rf "${HOME}/Library/Caches/CocoaPods" (and then try running pod install again).


Add Permission in AndroidManifest.xml

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />


See options

import MultipleImagePicker from "@baronha/react-native-multiple-image-picker";
// ...
const response = await MultipleImagePicker.openPicker(options);


  • [x] Selected order index.
  • [x] Support smart album collection.
  • [x] Camera roll, selfies, panoramas, favorites, videos, custom users album
  • [x] Support Camera
  • [x] Playback video and live photos.
  • [x] Just one. playback first video or live Photo in bounds of visible cell.
  • [x] Display video duration.
  • [x] Async phasset request and displayed cell.
  • [x] Scrolling performance is better than facebook in displaying video assets collection.
  • [x] Reload of changes that occur in the Photos library.
  • [x] Preview photo.


Property Type Default value Platform Description
usedCameraButton bool true Both Show camera button in first row
mediaType string all Both Select the media format you want. Values include all, image, video. Default is all.
isPreview bool true Both Allows to preview the image / video will select (iOS - Forcetouch)
maxVideoDuration number 60 Both Show only video with time allowed (in seconds)
numberOfColumn number 3 Both Number of columns in a row
maxVideo number 20 Both Number of videos allowed to select
maxSelectedAssets number 20 Both Maximum number of one selection
singleSelectedMode bool false Both Only one image / video can be selected
isExportThumbnail bool false Both Export thumbnail image for Video type
selectedAssets Array undefined Both Images / Videos selected to mark
doneTitle string Done Both Title in button Done
cancelTitle string Cancel Both Title in button Cancel
selectedColor string #30475e Both The color of the mark in the row when the user selected
autoPlay bool true iOS Auto play video
allowedLivePhotos bool true iOS Allowed Live Photos type
emptyMessage string No albums iOS Show string when gallery empty
maximumMessageTitle string Notification iOS The title of the alert when the user chooses to exceed the specified number of pictures
messageTitleButton string Notification iOS The title of button in the alert when the user chooses to exceed the specified number of pictures
maximumMessage string You have selected the maximum number of media allowed iOS The description of the alert when the user chooses to exceed the specified number of pictures
tapHereToChange string Tap here to change iOS The sub-title in navigation bar (under albums's name in iOS)

selectedAssets (Important)

Get an Array value only. If you want React Native Multiple Image Picker to re-select previously selected images / videos, you need to add “selectedAssets” in options. Perhaps I say a little bit confusing. See Example for more details.

Response Object

Property Type Platform Description
path string Both Selected images's path
filename string Both Selected images's filename
localIdentifier string Both Selected images's local identifier
width number Both Selected image width
height number Both Selected image height
mime string Both Selected image MIME type (image/jpeg, image/png, video/mp4 etc...)
type string Both Selected image type (image or video)
thumbnail string Both Appears only in video format and you must have set isExportThumbnail = true. See options
creationDate string iOS UNIX timestamp when image was created

To Do

  • [ ] Video Compression
  • [ ] Hmmm...