Getting Started

Automatic Installation

We recommend starting a new thirdweb React Native project using our CLI, which sets up everything automatically for you.

In your CLI, run:

npx thirdweb create --legacy-peer-deps --react-native

or clone the expo-starter repo using git.

Expo + thirdweb demo repo

Manual Installation

To manually install the React Native SDK, you'll need to install the @thirdweb/react-native-adapter package from npm on top of the thirdweb package.

  • Install the packages

    Using your favorite package manager or expo, install all the require dependencies

    npx expo install thirdweb @thirdweb-dev/react-native-adapter

    Since react native requires installing native dependencies directly, you also have to install these required peer dependencies:

    npx expo install react-native-get-random-values @react-native-community/netinfo expo-application @react-native-async-storage/async-storage expo-web-browser expo-linking react-native-aes-gcm-crypto react-native-quick-crypto amazon-cognito-identity-js @coinbase/wallet-mobile-sdk react-native-mmkv react-native-svg @react-native-clipboard/clipboard

    Here's an explanation of each peer dependency and why its needed:

    // needed for wallet connect
    // needed wallet connect + in-app wallet
    // needed for inapp wallet
    expo-web-browser // for oauth flows
    amazon-cognito-identity-js // for authentication
    react-native-aes-gcm-crypto // for encryption
    react-native-quick-crypto@0.7.0-rc.6 // for fast hashing
    // needed for coinbase wallet
    // needed for UI components
  • Edit your `metro.config.js`

    If you don't already have a metro.config.file.js in your project, you can create one by running:

    npx expo customize metro.config.js

    Then, you need to add 2 properties to the metro resolver: unstable_enablePackageExports and unstable_conditionNames. This is to tell metro to resolve named exports properly.

    // file: metro.config.js
    // Learn more
    const { getDefaultConfig } = require("expo/metro-config");
    /** @type {import('expo/metro-config').MetroConfig} */
    const config = getDefaultConfig(__dirname);
    config.resolver.unstable_enablePackageExports = true;
    config.resolver.unstable_conditionNames = [
    module.exports = config;
  • Import `@thirdweb-dev/react-native-adapter`

    Without expo-router

    Simply import the package in the entrypoint of your app before any other import. This will polyfill all the required functionality needed.

    // file: App.tsx
    // this needs to be imported before anything else
    import "@thirdweb-dev/react-native-adapter";
    // ... the rest of your app

    With expo-router

    If you're using expo-router, you need to polyfill before the router entry:

    1. create a index.js

    Create an index.js file at the root of the repo. This will be the new entrypoint to your app, ensuring the polyfills happen before any routing.

    // file: index.js
    // this needs to be imported before expo-router
    import "@thirdweb-dev/react-native-adapter";
    import "expo-router/entry";

    2. Change your main entrypoint in package.json

    Now you can replace expo-router/entry with ./index.js as your main entrypoint.

    // file: package.json
    "main": "./index.js",
  • Use the `thirdweb` package normally

    Once all the setup above is all done, you can use the most of functionality in the thirdweb package out of the box, without having to do any react native specific code.

    This means that you can follow all the React documentation and expect it all to be exactly the same.


    // import thirdweb hooks, extensions, provider and wallets as usual
    import { ThirdwebProvider } from "thirdweb/react";
    import { balanceOf, claimTo } from "thirdweb/extensions/erc721";
    import { inAppWallet } from "thirdweb/wallets/in-app";