An implementation of tap targets from the Material Design guidelines for feature discovery
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An implementation of tap targets from Google's Material Design guidelines on feature discovery.

Min SDK: 14


TapTargetView is distributed using jcenter.

   repositories { 
   dependencies {
         implementation 'com.getkeepsafe.taptargetview:taptargetview:1.11.0'

If you wish to use a snapshot, please follow the instructions here


Simple usage

TapTargetView.showFor(this,                 // `this` is an Activity
    TapTarget.forView(findViewById(, "This is a target", "We have the best targets, believe me")
        // All options below are optional
        .outerCircleColor(      // Specify a color for the outer circle
	.outerCircleAlpha(0.96f)            // Specify the alpha amount for the outer circle
        .targetCircleColor(R.color.white)   // Specify a color for the target circle
        .titleTextSize(20)                  // Specify the size (in sp) of the title text
        .titleTextColor(R.color.white)      // Specify the color of the title text
        .descriptionTextSize(10)            // Specify the size (in sp) of the description text
        .descriptionTextColor(  // Specify the color of the description text
        .textColor(            // Specify a color for both the title and description text
        .textTypeface(Typeface.SANS_SERIF)  // Specify a typeface for the text
        .dimColor(            // If set, will dim behind the view with 30% opacity of the given color
        .drawShadow(true)                   // Whether to draw a drop shadow or not
        .cancelable(false)                  // Whether tapping outside the outer circle dismisses the view
        .tintTarget(true)                   // Whether to tint the target view's color
        .transparentTarget(false)           // Specify whether the target is transparent (displays the content underneath)
        .icon(Drawable)                     // Specify a custom drawable to draw as the target
        .targetRadius(60),                  // Specify the target radius (in dp)
    new TapTargetView.Listener() {          // The listener can listen for regular clicks, long clicks or cancels
        public void onTargetClick(TapTargetView view) {
            super.onTargetClick(view);      // This call is optional

You may also choose to target your own custom Rect with TapTarget.forBounds(Rect, ...)

Additionally, each color can be specified via a @ColorRes or a @ColorInt. Functions that have the suffix Int take a @ColorInt.

Tip: When targeting a Toolbar item, be careful with Proguard and ensure you're keeping certain fields. See #180


You can easily create a sequence of tap targets with TapTargetSequence:

new TapTargetSequence(this)
        TapTarget.forView(findViewById(, "Gonna"),
        TapTarget.forView(findViewById(, "You", "Up")
        TapTarget.forBounds(rickTarget, "Down", ":^)")
    .listener(new TapTargetSequence.Listener() {
        // This listener will tell us when interesting(tm) events happen in regards
        // to the sequence
        public void onSequenceFinish() {
            // Yay
        public void onSequenceStep(TapTarget lastTarget) {
           // Perfom action for the current target

        public void onSequenceCanceled(TapTarget lastTarget) {
            // Boo

A sequence is started via a call to start() on the TapTargetSequence instance

For more examples of usage, please look at the included sample app.

Third Party Bindings

React Native

Thanks to @prscX, you may now use this library with React Native via the module here


Thanks to @btripp, you may now use this library via a Xamarin Binding located here.


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