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Version: 3.x


useAnimatedStyle lets you create a styles object, similar to StyleSheet styles, which can be animated using shared values.

Styles defined using useAnimatedStyle have to be passed to style property of an Animated component. Styles are automatically updated whenever an associated shared value or React state changes.

In contrast to the inline styling, useAnimatedStyle allows to access values stored in shared values in the styles object it defines.

For animating properties use useAnimatedProps instead.


import { useAnimatedStyle } from 'react-native-reanimated';

function App() {
const animatedStyles = useAnimatedStyle(() => {
return {
opacity: sv.value ? 1 : 0,

return <Animated.View style={[, animatedStyles]} />;

Type definitions

type DefaultStyle = ViewStyle | ImageStyle | TextStyle;
type DependencyList = Array<unknown> | undefined;

export function useAnimatedStyle<Style extends DefaultStyle>(
updater: () => Style,
dependencies?: DependencyList | null
): Style;



A function returning an object with style properties you want to animate. You can animate any style property available in React Native.


An optional array of dependencies.

Only relevant when using Reanimated without the Babel plugin on the Web.


useAnimatedStyle returns an animated style object which has to be passed to the style property of an Animated component that you want to animate.

useAnimatedStyle mimics the behavior of StyleSheet as much as possible. updater callback returns a value that looks like a regular style object in which you can also use shared values.




  • Mutating shared values in useAnimatedStyle's callback is an undefined behavior which may lead to infinite loops.
function App() {
const sv = useSharedValue(0);
const animatedStyles = useAnimatedStyle(() => {
sv.value = withTiming(1); // Don't do this!
return { opacity: sv.value };
  • You can apply the value returned from useAnimatedStyle only to Animated components. Passing the animated styles to non-animated component will result in an error.

  • Only define the dynamic part of your styles with useAnimatedStyle and keep the static ones separately using StyleSheet API or (if you really have to) with inline styles. That way you avoid lots of unnecessary style recalculations. Static and dynamic styles can be easily merged using the [] syntax:

function App() {
const animatedStyles = useAnimatedStyle(() => ({
offset: sv.value,

return <Animated.View style={[, animatedStyles]} />;

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
box: {
height: 120,
width: 120,
backgroundColor: '#b58df1',
  • You can share animated styles between components to avoid code duplication.

  • The callback passed to the useAnimatedStyle is first run on the JavaScript thread and immediately after on the UI thread. This may cause an error if you write your code as if it's running on UI thread only. To avoid this, you can use the global._WORKLET variable to check if the code is running on the UI thread:

function App() {
const animatedStyles = useAnimatedStyle(() => {
if (global._WORKLET) {
// UI thread only code
} else {
// JS thread fallback code

Platform compatibility