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A set of beautiful svg social icons. Easily used in React. No images or external css dependencies. Svg paths provided by Squarespace.

social network icons

Install

npm install react-social-icons

Usage

Pass in the url prop of your social network, and the icon will be rendered.

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { SocialIcon } from 'react-social-icons';
ReactDOM.render(<SocialIcon url="https://twitter.com/jaketrent" />, document.body);

See more usage options on the example site.

This library supports TypeScript since v5.2.0. (type declarations)

Prop Types

Property Type Required Description
url String No The rendered component will link to this url and show the social network's icon.
network String No Override which network icon to render (defaults to the url's social network)
bgColor String No Override the background fill color (defaults to social network's color)
fgColor String No Override the icon's fill color (defaults to transparent)
label String No Set the aria-label attribute on the rendered anchor tag (defaults to the social network's name)
className String No Specify a class to attach to the rendered anchor tag
defaultSVG Object No Override the default icon for when a url is not matched to a social network. Requires string properties icon, mask, and color. (defaults to network 'sharethis')
style Object No Override style properties passed to the rendered anchor tag

Contributing

How to add new icons

Icons are stored in src\_networks-db.js

For example:

facebook: {
  icon:
    'M34.1,47V33.3h4.6l0.7-5.3h-5.3v-3.4c0-1.5,0.4-2.6,2.6-2.6l2.8,0v-4.8c-0.5-0.1-2.2-0.2-4.1-0.2 c-4.1,0-6.9,2.5-6.9,7V28H24v5.3h4.6V47H34.1z',
  mask:
    'M0,0v64h64V0H0z M39.6,22l-2.8,0c-2.2,0-2.6,1.1-2.6,2.6V28h5.3l-0.7,5.3h-4.6V47h-5.5V33.3H24V28h4.6V24 c0-4.6,2.8-7,6.9-7c2,0,3.6,0.1,4.1,0.2V22z',
  color: '#3b5998'
},

To add a new icon, you first need to find a copy of that icon as an svg file, and a hex code for the social network's main color. Check the network's own style guidelines or website for the official icon and color.

The 'icon' and 'mask' properties for each network in networks-db.js should contain the vector information for the svg. The 'icon' is the foreground, so the path for describes the shape of the icon itself. This will be transparent by default. The 'mask' is the background area, so the path for this describes the area between the surrounding circle and the icon shape. By default this will take the color you provide in the 'color' property. The 'color' property will set the background color for the icon. This should be the main color associated with the social network.

An easy way to generate the path for the 'mask' is to begin with 'M0,0v64h64V0H0z', which defines the circular border, and follow this with the exact same path that you used for the 'icon'.

Depending on the svg file that you start with, you may need to edit attributes in the svg file such as width, height, and viewbox (see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Tutorial) in order to put the icon in the centre of the circular border. You can then use a tool such as https://www.iloveimg.com/resize-image to rewrite the svg path so you have a nice simple path to use here in the 'icon' and 'mask', without needing those extra attributes.

Using Inkscape

These steps should work for most logos. Feel free to tweak any of the steps to make the final svg look neater:

  1. Open the SVG in Inkscape's editor and select File > Document Properties in the menu bar. Change the page's width and height to 64px.
  2. Select the icon and click Object > Transform in the menu bar. Choose the "Scale" tab, check the box "Scale proportionally", set the height and width to be within 32px, and click the "Apply" button
  3. Select the icon and click Object > Align and Distribute in the menu bar. Set relative to "Page" in the dropdown menu and click the buttons "Center on vertical axis" and "Center on horizontal axis".
  4. Create a square starting at the origin with a width of 64px. Select Object > Lower to Bottom in the menu. Select Path > Object to Path in the menu.
  5. Select both the square and icon. Click Path > Exclusion in the menu. You must convert all objects to paths and remove all groups before you can perform the Exclusion operation.
  6. Select File > Save a Copy in the menu. Open the saved svg file in a text editor, find the path element, and copy the d attribute's value.
  7. In the react-social-icons repository, open the src/_networks-db.js file and add a new entry in the object whose key has the same name as the social network's domain name. Set the property icon to "M 0,0 H 64 V 64 H 0 Z". Set the property mask to the copied value from Step 6. Set the property color to the social network's brand color.
  8. Commit your changes and preview the new icon by running npm start and visiting http://localhost:1234 in your web browser. Once you're happy with the result, create a PR against master at https://github.com/jaketrent/react-social-icons, where it will be reviewed and merged. Thank you for contributing!