What’s New in React Native 0.60?

What’s New in React Native 0.60?

React Native Core team has announced the release of React Native version 0.60. This release handles significant migrations for both Android and iOS platforms.

React Native is a Javascript framework which lets you build native apps based on React, Facebook’s JavaScript library for building user interfaces. With React Native Framework, you can render UI for both iOS and Android platforms. Facebook also made React Native open-source, with the idea of compatibility with other platforms like Windows or tvOS in the near future.

New Features of React Native 0.60

AndroidX Support

For 0.60, React Native has been migrated over to AndroidX. This is a breaking change, and your native code and dependencies will need to be migrated as well. AndroidX is a major step forward in the Android ecosystem, and the old support library artifacts are being deprecated.

New Screen

React Native updated their start screen. Many developers have contributed to the Making of their new UI. 

By Default CocoaPods

In React Native iOS project CocoaPods is now a part of it. To be compatible with internal projects in Xcode, podspec has been changed. There are compatibility issues with frameworks, and soon there may be the future patch.


The team that works on React Native CLI has now introduced large improvements to native module linking called auto-linking. Now, most scenarios will not require the use of React - Native link.

Upgrade Helper

React Native 0.60 comes up with a tool called Upgrade helper to make the upgrade process simpler. It helps developers with brownfield apps or complex customizations to see what’s changed between versions.


React Native 0.60 has made many improvements to accessibility APIs. So React Native 0.60 now makes accessibility a lot easier.


Thus with the release of React Native 0.60, React Native now becomes more powerful and added features makes it better than other frameworks.

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