Simple shimmering effect in React Native. Based on Shimmer/shimmer-android.


$ yarn add react-native-shimmer

$ react-native link react-native-shimmer

Option: Manually


Add ios/RNShimmer.xcodeproj to Libraries and add libRNShimmer.a to Link Binary With Libraries under Build Phases. More info and screenshots about how to do this is available in the React Native documentation.


  • Edit android/settings.gradle to look like this (without the +): = 'MyApp'

include ':app'

+ include ':react-native-shimmer'
+ project(':react-native-shimmer').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-shimmer/android')
  • Edit android/app/build.gradle (note: app folder) to look like this:
apply plugin: ''

android {

dependencies {
  compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
  compile ""
  compile "com.facebook.react:react-native:+"  // From node_modules
+ compile project(':react-native-shimmer')
  • Edit your (deep in android/app/src/main/java/...) to look like this (note two places to edit):
package com.myapp;

+ import com.oblador.shimmer.RNShimmerPackage;


  protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
    return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
      new MainReactPackage()
+   , new RNShimmerPackage()


Option: With CocoaPods

Add the following to your Podfile and run pod update:

pod 'react-native-shimmer', :path => 'node_modules/react-native-shimmer'


NOTE: Shimmer may only have one child.

import Shimmer from 'react-native-shimmer';



Prop Description Default
animating Whether or not to show shimmering effect. true
direction The direction of shimmering animation, valid values are up, down, left, right. right
duration The shimmering animation duration in milliseconds. 1000
pauseDuration The time interval between shimmerings in milliseconds. 400
animationOpacity The opacity of the content while it is shimmering. 1
opacity The opacity of the content before it is shimmering. iOS only 0.5
highlightLength The highlight length of shimmering. Range of 0–1. iOS only 1
beginFadeDuration The duration of the fade used when shimmer begins. iOS only 0
endFadeDuration The duration of the fade used when shimmer ends. iOS only 0
tilt The tilt angle of the highlight, in degrees. Android only 0
intensity The intensity of the highlight mask. Range of 0–1. Android only 0