React Developer Tools chrome extension

Version: 4.27.1
By: Meta
React Developer Tools
Adds React debugging tools to the Chrome Developer Tools. Created from revision 47f63dc54 on 12/6/2022.
4.08 Based on 1,404 user rates

What is React Developer Tools?

React Developer Tools is a react developer tools extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 3,000,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 4.08 from 1,404 rated user, last update is 61 days ago.

What’s new in version 4.27.1?

                React Developer Tools is a Chrome DevTools extension for the open-source React JavaScript library. It allows you to inspect the React component hierarchies in the Chrome Developer Tools.

You will get two new tabs in your Chrome DevTools: "⚛️ Components" and "⚛️ Profiler".

The Components tab shows you the root React components that were rendered on the page, as well as the subcomponents that they ended up rendering.

By selecting one of the components in the tree, you can inspect and edit its current props and state in the panel on the right. In the breadcrumbs you can inspect the selected component, the component that created it, the component that created that one, and so on.

If you inspect a React element on the page using the regular Elements tab, then switch over to the React tab, that element will be automatically selected in the React tree.

The Profiler tab allows you to record performance information.

This extension requires permissions to access the page's React tree, but it does not transmit any data remotely. It is fully open source, and you can find its source code at            

How to install React Developer Tools?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of React Developer Tools

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 4.27.1
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
  • Author: Meta

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Reviews of react developer tools:

daniel chukwu November 1st, 2022
daniel chukwu

I don't have that much time but I would like to say that this tool is a must have if you work with react in anyway

Zephyrus Koryami (Nite Skye) October 20th, 2022
Zephyrus Koryami (Nite Skye)

I'm using this for school, as recommended by my instructor. His version is old, it seems, because it says on the install page "offered by Facebook" (hence why he recommended it). However, I've been having some issues with it, his inspector tool can pop up a react tab next to the 'element', 'sources', and 'console' drop menu's while mine can't as it does not exist. It could be, perhaps I just don't know how to use the extension in the inspector, but after reading the reviews and seeing there are plenty of negative experiences and problems, so I'm heavy leaning on the fact that this is a dud.

Paul Barber September 27th, 2022
Paul Barber

This extension has been becoming increasingly cumbersome and ineffective over the years (especially when hooks were introduced to React) and is verging on being essentially useless. Make React Dev Tools Great Again!

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