Why React Hooks

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React Hooks

Hooks are a new addition in React 16.8. They let you use state and other React features without writing a class.

the 0.59 release of React Native has hooks.

React 16.8 comes with builtin basic Hooks that you can use to build your custom components for doing advanced state management and lifecycle functions.


  • Completely opt-in. You can try Hooks in a few components without rewriting any existing code. But you don’t have to learn or use Hooks right now if you don’t want to.

  • 100% backward-compatible. Hooks don’t contain any breaking changes.

  • Available now. Hooks are now available with the release of v16.8.0.

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