React Developer Tools

React Developer Tools

Adds React debugging tools to the Chrome Developer Tools. Created from revision 993c4d003 on 12/5/2023.

React Developer Tools promo image
What is React Developer Tools?

"React Developer Tools" is a Chrome extension designated for debugging in the open-source React JavaScript library. It offers an insightful inspection into React component hierarchies right in the Chrome Developer Tools. The extension adds two new tabs, 'Components' and 'Profiler', to the DevTools that provide visual representation of rendered components and their subcomponents, performance tracking, as well as enable live editing of component props and state.

Stats date:
By: Meta
Version: 5.0.0 (12/5/2023) (Last updated: 2023-12-06)
Creation date: 2020-05-18
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 1.55M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

React Developer Tools
React Developer Tools (v4.28.5)
4.66 (332) 180,013
React Developer Tools
React Developer Tools (v4.28.5 (10/25/2023))
4.40 (57) 692,338

React Developer Tools is a Chrome DevTools extension for the open-source React JavaScript library. It allows you to inspect the React component hierarchies in the Chrome Developer Tools.

You will get two new tabs in your Chrome DevTools: "⚛️ Components" and "⚛️ Profiler".

The Components tab shows you the root React components that were rendered on the page, as well as the subcomponents that they ended up rendering.

By selecting one of the components in the tree, you can inspect and edit its current props and state in the panel on the right. In the breadcrumbs you can inspect the selected component, the component that created it, the component that created that one, and so on.

If you inspect a React element on the page using the regular Elements tab, then switch over to the React tab, that element will be automatically selected in the React tree.

The Profiler tab allows you to record performance information.

This extension requires permissions to access the page's React tree, but it does not transmit any data remotely. It is fully open source, and you can find its source code at

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Very helpful for react developers
  • Provides a workaround for when the extension isn't visible
  • Often a lifesaver for developers creating React applications
  • Mentions of how to solve some commonly faced issues
  • Some users report that it's not working
  • Issues with disappearance of 'tabs' and 'profiler'
  • Issues with Component tab no longer showing
  • Buggy and slow, frequent need to reinstall
  • Does not work with React 18
Most mentioned
  • Issues with the extension not working
  • Occurrences of the extension being slow or buggy
  • The need to frequently reinstall it
  • Issues with Component tab not showing
  • Several users provide solutions or workarounds for the issues faced
View all user reviews
Risk impact

React Developer Tools is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install React Developer Tools if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

React Developer Tools has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Upgrade to see risk analysis details
Similar extensions

Here are some Chrome extensions that are similar to React Developer Tools: