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React Native v0.66.x released6 min read

React Native v0.66.x released

v0.66.x on GitHub (npm)

Release blog post




For Android, general fixes to Appearance API and also fixes AppCompatDelegate.setDefaultNightMode(). For iOS, now works correctly when setting window.overrideUserInterfaceStyle (25a2c608f7 by @mrbrentkelly)

Android specific

Fix Android border positioning regression (d1a33cd139 by @oblador)

iOS specific

Fix for unable to find in script (cc59a7cbde by @garethknowles)



Hermes 0.9.0
This Hermes release is primarily about closing gap between Hermes cut and this React Native release. Among ~400 commits, contains memory and size wins, bugfixes and other progress behind the scenes. See issue for more details.
Allow taps on views outside the bounds of a parent with overflow: visible (e35a963bfb by @hsource)
Fixes for building on Apple Silicon and Xcode 13 (ac4ddec542 thanks to @mikehardy)
New bluetooth permissions for Android (2bcc6fac38, eeb8e58 by @iBotPeaches)


Remove Picker and PickerIOS components
cddb97ad18, 77366cd869, ad0ccac0d6
Remove StatusBarIOS component (7ce0f40f5c by @ecreeth)

Android specific

Updated autoCompleteType prop of TextInput to autoComplete (27fec9569e by @jeswinsimon)


Add global.queueMicrotask (be189cd819 by @Huxpro)
Added data field to markerPoint to allow callers to add additional arbitrary string data to logged points (aa98978302)
Adds accessibility actions to Button (44717152ca by @dennisurtubia)
Add accessibilityState prop to Slider component (35dd86180b by @sladyn98)
Add support for “togglebutton” accessibilityRole (da899c0cc4 by @kacieb)

Android specific

Add INFO, and MENU key event support (bb33c1050b by @havlasme)
Added all autofill types to TextEdit (d9e0ea77f0 by @safaiyeh)
Add support to URI keyboard type in Android (1465c8f387)
Add MEDIA_STOP, MEDIA_NEXT, and MEDIA_PREVIOUS event support to Android TV (3e2bb331fc by @havlasme)
Allow configuring ndk build architectures (d6ed1ff58b by @janicduplessis)
Added support for accessibility role of “list” for flatlist and sectioned list (25a16123a6 by @anaskhraza)
Support for foreground ripple in Pressable (0823f299e5 by @intergalacticspacehighway)
Support for ScrollAway native nav bars added to ReactScrollView (0ef5beee85 by @JoshuaGross)

iOS specific

Added new prop “selection” to TextInputProps (8434177722)
Support for onRequestClose for iOS Modal component. (c29ec46b0e by @intergalacticspacehighway)
Allow PlatformColor to return user-defined named asset color (36c0a7dec1 by @oblador)
Add support for the UIAccessibilityTraitsTabBar (11f8d9c7cd by @jimmy623)
Added “altitudeAngle” property to touch events from Apple Pencil/Stylus devices. (f1b1ba8963 by @swittk)
Introduce RCTInitializing to allow NativeModules to initialize themselves (9b45df1fce by @RSNara)
Introduce RCTCallableJSModules API for NativeModules (ece373d244 by @RSNara)
Attach RCTBundleManager to NativeModules (329f58ee46 by @RSNara)
Introduce RCTBundleManager for bundleURL access (4a1bafe591 by @RSNara)


Initialized LogBox earlier and centralized access in LogBox module (8abe737068 by @rubennorte)
ExceptionsManager will no longer report exceptions with type === ‘warn’. (883e0d5752 by @yungsters)
Disable TouchableOpacity when accessibilityState.disabled is set (ea609defe8 by @chakrihacker)
Upgrade Babel from 7.12.3 to 7.14.1 (58a0f9b4e2 by @MichaReiser)
Upgrade react-devtools-core from ~4.6.0 to ^4.13.0 (9e020ef476 by @bvaughn)
Update Flipper to 0.99.0 (41f45a77ad by @swrobel)
Bump CLI to ^6.0.0 (c677e196a9 by @thymikee)
Upgrade ESLint TS parser and plugin (3b751d396b by @wcandillon)
Upgrade folly to 2021.06.28.00 and boost to 1.76.0 (b77948e33b by @Kudo)

Android specific

Add BLUETOOTH_ADVERTISE to PermissionsAndroid (2bcc6fac38 by @iBotPeaches)
Native ScrollView listeners list maintains weak references to listeners to avoid memory leaks (b673e352fb by @dalves)
Rename the “Toggle Inspector” DevMenu item to “Hide/Show Element Inspector” (e91fb05db7 by @RSNara)
Localize “search”, “button”, and “togglebutton” accessibility roles by using the platform roles (399285f91c by @kacieb)
Refactor AndroidTextInput.AndroidTextInput.color prop to use SharedColor instead of int (bc57056cc3 by @mdvacca)
Upgraded infer-annotation to 0.18.0. (b5c94e316c by @yungsters)
Bumped AGP to 4.2.2 (ae494e7ce1 by @cortinico)
Upgrade folly to 2021.06.28.00 (ebe939b18a by @Kudo)
Bump NDK to 21.4.7075529 (aa43aab77c by @dulmandakh)

iOS specific

ScrollView scrollIndicatorInsets to not automatically add safe area on iOS13+ (bc1e602e0c by @justinwh)


StyleSheet.create will no longer do DEV-time validation. (2e8c0bd7ea by @yungsters)


Fix window not existing in jest setup (bc1c533833 by @timomeh)
Clamp negative values for numberOfLines in component (3bc883c6c6 by @ShikaSD)
Add missing jest/create-cache-key-function dep root package.json (9a43eac7a3 by @janicduplessis)
Fix Switch ref forwarding (1538fa4455 by @janicduplessis)
Report fatal errors even if its type is “warn”. (e4a4c4d6d7 by @yungsters)
Parse accessibilityAction props into object instead of string (faaeb778df by @ShikaSD)
Avoid downgrading console.error when passed warning-like objects. (0dba0aff18 by @yungsters)
Fix natively driven animations not getting reset properly (129180c77b by @tienphaw)
Fix compilation errors on Windows. (6d04a46f74)
Fixed bug parsing hermes call stacks when the file name is empty (e539e7d0be by @MartinSherburn)
Upgrade dependencies / version of eslint package (463ec22bb9 by @mikehardy)

Android specific

Allow taps on views outside the bounds of a parent with overflow: visible (e35a963bfb by @hsource)
Fixed to use correct Android theme color for dark theme (b3a715f6ea by @sidverma32)
Fixed dynamic behavior of <Text adjustsFontSizeToFit={true}> on Android (59021521e7)
Fix Dimensions not updating (c18a492858 by @jonnyandrew)
Fix dashed/dotted border-drawing when borderRadius is 0 (3e5998e651 by @IjzerenHein)
Fix selectionColor doesn’t style Android TextInput selection handles (5819538a08 by @fabriziobertoglio1987)
Fix Modal being dismissed incorrectly when pressing escape on a hardware keyboard (f51773ecde by @levibuzolic)
Avoid calling setHint with a null parameter causing cursor to jump to the right (3560753559 by @fabriziobertoglio1987)
Create slider accessibility delegate in createViewInstance (91cac20289 by @janicduplessis)
Quickfix individual border style dotted or dashed rendering as solid (cb0e1d603a by @fabriziobertoglio1987)
Make mHybridData thread safe (7929551623)
Exit early from layout in textview if text layout is null (8dfc3bcda1 by @ShikaSD)
Fix NullPointerException caused by race condition in ReactInstanceManager.getViewManagerNames method (fb386fccdd by @mdvacca)
Pressable ripple subsequent press coordinates. (961b00d8c0 by @intergalacticspacehighway)
TouchableNativeFeedback ripple starts on previous touch location. (d85d72d0d9 by @intergalacticspacehighway)
Fix Crash in ViewProps.isLayoutOnly (e6b9508f12 by @javache)
Fixed a crash when updating snapToOffsets to a null value (ba387b91d3 by @maxoumime)
Adding setAccessible to ReactImageManager to allow screenreader announce Image accessibilityState of “disabled” (333b46c4b0 by @fabriziobertoglio1987)
Fixed Android library builds with react.gradle file (88f0676ae4 by @Legion2)

iOS specific

Fix deadlock on RCTi18nUtil (fcead14b0e by @Saadnajmi)
Avoid re-encoding images when uploading local files (f78526ce3d by @arthuralee)
content is reset when emoji is entered at the max length (f3b8d4976f)
Use actionName in accessibility event callback (fed6ad5bad by @ShikaSD)

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