• revert changes from #1023 because of a misunderstanding of the API
  • resolve #1419 where onStart and onRest were not fired causing a build up of events in the queue.


  • Updating demos to work with



  • We listened to the feedback people had, so whilst we encourage people to use the pattern [styles, api] = useSpring() we have aliased calling api to be api.start #1359
  • POTENTIALLY BREAKING CHANGE We've unified the return of all events onStart, onChange, onRest etc. to be the following - (animationResult, controller, item) item will only not be undefined when using useTransition.


  • scrollTop is not set when from & to are equal #1185
  • skip animation with async to infinite loop #1160
  • Stop jank in animation when duration changes on SpringValue #1163


  • We have our test suite working again! hooray, it means we can review and commit PR's quicker and more effectively
  • We've updated all our examples in this repo to v9 #1386


Say hello ๐Ÿ‘‹ to react-spring v9.0.0, which comes with useful new features and fixes!!

You might run into breaking changes ๐Ÿ‘ป, so be sure your animations still work after upgrading.

Unified API

In the past two major versions, the "Render Props API" and "Hooks API" were provided by separate modules. In fact, each API had its own implementation of the internal Controller class, which was bad for maintenance.

import { useSpring } from 'react-spring'
import { Spring } from 'react-spring/renderprops'

The new version unifies these APIs into a single module!

import { Spring, useSpring } from 'react-spring'

// The legacy module is still available:
import { Spring } from 'react-spring/renderprops'

โš ๏ธ Note: Using auto as an end value is not supported by the react-spring module, but the react-spring/renderprops module still supports it.

Improved types

TypeScript definitions have been rewritten for a better experience.

Changes include the following:

  • Added tests to ensure types are never broken
  • Smarter type inference
  • More inline documentation

Time-based diffing

"Time-based diffing" is a new strategy used when updating the props. It uses timestamps to know when props have been overridden. In practice, this means that delayed animations can be selectively overridden without needing to call stop first.

  from: { width: 10, height: 10 },
  to: async (next) => {
    // Create a delayed animation
    next({ width: 100, height: 100, delay: 2000 }) // 2 seconds
    // Immediately override the width animation
    next({ width: 50 }) // This creates a new animation which starts immediately,
    // and it prevents the delayed animation from changing
    // the width. The height will still animate in 2 seconds.

This behavior comes in handy with useTransition when an enter animation only partially conflicts with an update or leave animation.

useTransition(items, null, {
  from: { size: 0, color: 'green' },
  enter: { size: 100, color: 'black' },
  leave: { size: 0 }, // Once the "leave" animation begins, the "color" will continue
}) // animating from "green" to "black" since it never changed.


You might know that the enter, update, and leave props of useTransition accept function values so you can customize the animations on an item-by-item basis.

useTransition(items, {
  from: { width: 0 },
  enter: (item) => ({ width: item.width }),

In the past, the object returned by enter wasn't able to configure the animation, except for its to values. Now, you're free to include any props that can be passed to useSpring!

useTransition(items, {
  from: { width: 0 },
  enter: (item) => ({
    width: item.width,
    delay: item.delay, // Per-item delay
    config: { duration: item.duration }, // Per-item spring config
    onChange: (frame) => {
      // Per-item event listeners
      console.log('onChange:', frame)

Improved async animations

Async animations are created when an array or async function is passed to useSpring as the to prop. Pass an array to create a chain of animations. Pass an async function to create animations on-the-fly by repeatedly calling the given next function.

// Chaining with an array
  to: [{ opacity: 1 }, { color: 'red' }],
  from: { opacity: 0, color: 'black' },

// Chaining with an async function
  to: async (next) => {
    await next({ opacity: 1 })
    await next({ color: 'red' })
  from: { opacity: 0, color: 'black' },

In the new version, the objects of your arrays and next calls are allowed to include any props that can be passed to useSpring.

// Chaining with an array
  to: [
    { opacity: 1, config: { duration: 1000 } },
    { color: 'red', delay: 1000 },
  from: { opacity: 0, color: 'black' },

// Chaining with an async function
  to: async (next) => {
    await next({ opacity: 1, config: { duration: 1000 } })
    await next({ color: 'red', delay: 1000 })
  from: { opacity: 0, color: 'black' },

โš ๏ธ Additionally, async animations are no longer cancelled when the props are updated. Async chains (eg: {to: [{}, {}]}) are never cancelled, even if another chain begins. Async scripts (eg: {to: async () => {}}) are only interrupted when another script or chain begins.

Added prop

The cancel prop can be used anywhere the reset prop can be (eg: useSpring).

  • When true, all animations are cancelled.
  • When false, all animations are resumed.
  • When a string, a single key has its animation cancelled.
  • When an array of strings, multiple keys may have their animations cancelled.
const props = useSpring({
cancel: true, // Cancel all animations
opacity: 1,

const props = useSpring({
cancel: 'foo', // Cancel the "foo" animation only
from: { foo: 0, bar: 0 }
to: { foo: 1, bar: 1 },

const props = useSpring({
cancel: ['foo', 'bar'], // Cancel multiple animations by key
from: { foo: 0, bar: 0 }
to: { foo: 1, bar: 1 },

The reset prop is ignored for all keys cancelled by the cancel prop.

Improved function

When you pass a function as the first argument, the useSpring function returns two functions (one for updates, one for stops).

const [props, update, stop] = useSpring(() => ({ opacity: 1 }))

Previously, the stop function wouldn't actually stop any animations, which made it seem broken.

In this version, it will stop all animations (and prevent any delayed animations!) when called with no arguments. Additionally, you can pass an animated key (eg: "opacity") if you only want to stop one property from animating.

stop() // Stop all animations
stop('opacity') // Stop only the "opacity" animation
stop('opacity', 'width') // Stop "opacity" and "width"

stop(true) // Stop all animations and pretend like they finished
stop(true, 'width') // Stop "width" and pretend like it finished

Repurposed prop

The onStart prop is now called whenever an animated key is about to start animating to a new value. Previously, it was called every time the props were updated (even when no animations were actually started), which proved to be unreliable.

  opacity: 1,
  from: { opacity: 0 },
  onStart(animation) {
    console.log(`Animating "${animation.key}":`, animation)

Reworked dependency injection

Dependency injection lets react-spring be compatible with multiple platforms. To support a new platform, you can import the react-spring/universal module and interact with its Globals export. To get an idea of how this is done, you can check out the existing platforms (eg: src/targets/web.js).

In v9.0.0, the Globals export now comes with only an assign method, instead of calling functions with names like Globals.injectRequestFrame(). The Globals.assign method takes an object of injected dependencies. You are not required to inject all possible dependencies, since most have sane defaults.

import { Globals } from 'react-spring/universal'

// The old way
  (instance, props) => (instance.setNativeProps ? instance.setNativeProps(props) : false),
  (style) => ({, transform: new AnimatedTransform(style.transform) })

// The new way
  defaultElement: View,
  applyAnimatedValues: (instance, props) =>
    instance.setNativeProps ? instance.setNativeProps(props) : false,
  createAnimatedTransform: (transform) => new AnimatedTransform(transform),

Note: When using the react-spring/universal module, you must inject the applyAnimatedValues function. Everything else is optional. For other modules like react-spring/native, the required globals are injected for you.

export interface AnimatedGlobals {
  // Defaults to \`\`
  now?: () => number
  // To support colors like "red". Defaults to \`{}\`
  colorNames?: { [key: string]: number }
  // Usually the "div" of the platform. Defaults to \`undefined\`
  defaultElement?: any
  // Update the values of the affected nodes. Required
  applyAnimatedValues?: (node: any, props: object) => boolean | void
  // Wrap the \`transform\` property of an animated style
  createAnimatedTransform?: (transform: any) => any
  // Wrap the \`style\` property of an animated component
  createAnimatedStyle?: (style: any) => any
  // Create the \`ref\` API of an animated component
  createAnimatedRef?: (
    node: { current: any },
    mounted?: { current: boolean },
    forceUpdate?: () => void
  ) => { current: any }
  // Defaults to \`window.requestAnimationFrame\`
  requestAnimationFrame?: (onFrame: () => void) => number
  // Defaults to \`window.cancelAnimationFrame\`
  cancelAnimationFrame?: (handle: number) => void
  // Called on every frame. Defaults to \`undefined\`
  manualFrameloop?: () => void
  // Custom string interpolation. Defaults to \`undefined\`
  interpolation?: (config: object) => (input: number) => number | string

Reworked API

Lastly, for anyone interested in an imperative API, here's an example that demonstrates time-based diffing using the Controller class, which had a massive rewrite in v9.0.0.

import { Controller, animated } from 'react-spring'

// Create a controller (aka: the manual API)
const spring = new Controller({
opacity: 1, // The initial props
width: '100%',
height: '100%',
backgroundColor: 'red',

// Inspect when each prop was last updated
console.log(spring.timestamps) // => { "to.opacity": now,
                                //      "to.width": now,
                                //      "to.height": now,
                                //      "to.backgroundColor": now }

// Use the animated values
<animated.div style={spring} />

// Create a delayed animation
opacity: 0,
width: '50%',
delay: 2000,
}).start(values => {
console.log('Final values:', values)

// Notice the props have not changed yet
assert(spring.props.opacity === 1)
assert(spring.props.width === '100%')

// You can override any prop (except the "delay" prop)
opacity: 0.5, // This prevents the delayed animation from changing the opacity.
}).start()      // NOTE: The width will still animate to "50%" two seconds from now.

// Other methods
spring.stop('opacity', 'width')

react-spring 8.0

Breaking changes

Migrating from 7.x to 8.0 is painless. The only breaking change is the default export. If you have previously done something like this: jsx import { Spring, animated, ... } from 'react-spring' Then you will now do: jsx import { Spring, animated, ... } from 'react-spring/renderprops' And if you have previously used hooks like so: jsx import { useSpring, animated, ... } from 'react-spring/hooks' You will now do: jsx import { useSpring, animated, ... } from 'react-spring' The lib comes with the following exports:

web (web/hooks, default for react-dom)
native (react-native/hooks, default for react-native)
renderprops-web (previously "web")
renderprops-native (previously "native")
renderprops-addons (previously "addons")
renderprops-konva (previously "konva")
renderprops-universal (previously "universal")

For commonjs, add ".cjs" Both render-props and hooks will be kept and maintained for the forseeable future.


useTransition(items, keys, config)

See: useTransition

react-spring 7.0

  • โ˜‚๏ธ Hooks! useSpring, useTransition, useTrail & useKeyframes available under react-spring/hooks
  • โœจ addons, native, konva and universal are available directly without /dist/
  • ๐Ÿž Bugfixes ...

Breaking changes

Nothing, except the removal of /dist/, and the experimental useSpring export moved to /hooks. Should be good to go! ๐Ÿ˜Š

react-spring 6.0

  • โšก๏ธ React strict-mode compliant and ready for async rendering
  • ๐Ÿš€ New spring engine (from RK4 to SEE), lots of internal changes making it faster and leaner
  • โœจ Simpler and more intuitive api


  • โฐ Duration is built in and as easy as going {config={{ duration: 1000, easing: ... }}}
  • โŒ›๏ธ Delays can be driven per config {config={{ delay: 1000, ... }}}
  • โœจ Simpler property names (mass, tension, friction, delay, precision, clamp, velocity, duration, easing)
  • ๐ŸŽฉ Spring config props are 1:1 compatible with react-motions and the presets finally do what they say


  • โฎ Springs can run reverse, which switches from and to
  • ๐Ÿšฌ The after prop makes it easier to apply static values at the end of an animation
  • ๐Ÿ‰ Springs can animate scrollTop/Left


  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Multistage transitions are finally possible. Transition inherits from Keyframes now, which allows it to receive the same values that you can use in slots, meaning you can chain or even script transitions
  • โญ๏ธ The unique prop prevents two children with the same key to co-exist, which was an often asked for suggestion. If it is true, a fading-out item will vanish when an item with the same key comes in again, as opposed to forming a stack (which is still the default)
  • โœ–๏ธ The reset prop, in combination with unique forces an incoming item to always start from scratch instead of adapting the fading-out item to take start-position
  • ๐ŸŒ Transitions can trail using the trail prop which takes a duration in ms
  • โœจ Simpler api. Previously you could optionally pass items and you would have to map over children yourself. items and keys are Transitions sole source of truth now. You give a single function child instead of mapping
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Transition behaves more like Reacts TransitionGroup in that it can give you way more contextual information than before, you even have access to the state your output component is in (enter/leave/update)


  • โœจ Simpler api. Same as Transitions
  • โฎ The reverse prop can move a trail bottom-up instead of the default top-down which is more natural for items swinging in and out


  • โœจ Simpler api. You don't have to write {to: {...}} any longer since everything is interpolated to it


  • ๐Ÿคทโ€ Parallax always felt off since it's not as generic as the others. It has been moved to react-spring/dist/addons and could mark the start of convenience components or effects that don't belong anywhere else

Upgrading to 6.0

The changes made are mostly features, the api changes are slight and looking at the front page here will tell you immediately what to do. You will probably have to adapt your Transitions and Trail, Keyframes are backwards compatible. If you have used timings off dist/addons before, duration is now inbuilt (see above). A noticeable change also concerns spring config props, where before we would be closer to how the animated library interprets tension and friction we are now 1:1 compatible with react-motion.