React Native Text Ticker/Marquee Component.


Inspired from the great react-native-marquee, this module acts similarly but with a few extra features and props:

  • Don't scroll the text if it fits in the container
  • Infinitely scroll text in a ticker fashion
  • Bounce text from side to side if it's only slightly wider than its container
  • Grab the text and scroll it manually

To see it in action check out the example!

This package aims to only support the latest version of React-Native.


npm install --save react-native-text-ticker
yarn add react-native-text-ticker


This module can be used as a drop in replacement for the react-native Text component (extra props optional).

import React, { PureComponent } from 'react'
import { StyleSheet, View } from 'react-native'
import TextTicker from 'react-native-text-ticker'

export default class Example extends PureComponent {
      <View style={style.container}>
          style={{ fontSize: 24 }}
          Super long piece of text is long. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',


Prop Type Optional Default Description
style StyleObj true - Text Style
duration number true 150ms * length of string Number of milliseconds until animation finishes
scrollingSpeed number true 50 Describes how fast the bounce animation moves. Effective when duration is not set. When effective, the duration will depends on the width of text and screen width
animationType string true 'auto' one of the values from 'auto', 'scroll', 'bounce'
loop boolean true true Infinitely scroll the text, effective when animationType is 'auto'
bounce boolean true true If text is only slightly longer than its container then bounce back/forwards instead of full scroll, effective when animationType is 'auto'
scroll boolean true true Gives the ability to grab the text and scroll for the user to read themselves. Will start scrolling again after marqueeDelay or 3000ms
marqueeOnMount boolean true true Will start scroll as soon as component has mounted. Disable if using methods instead.
marqueeDelay number true 0 Number of milliseconds to wait before starting marquee
onMarqueeComplete function true - This function will run after the text has completely passed across the screen. Will run repeatedly if loop is enabled.
isInteraction boolean true true Whether or not animations create an interaction handle on the InteractionManager. Disable if you are having issues with VirtualizedLists not rendering properly.
useNativeDriver boolean true true Use native animation driver, should remain true for large majority of use-cases
repeatSpacer number true 50 The space between the end of your text string ticker and the beginning of it starting again.
easing function true Easing.ease How the text scrolling animates. Additional options available from the Easing module


These methods are optional and can be accessed by accessing the ref:

Prop Params Description
startAnimation delay Start animation
stopAnimation - Stop animation