Draft.js is a JavaScript rich text editor framework, built for React and backed by an immutable model.

Code Quality Rank: L3
Monthly Downloads: 0
Programming language: JavaScript
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Tags: Editors     React     Editor     Richtext     Draftjs    
Latest version: v11.0.5

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Draft.js is a JavaScript rich text editor framework, built for React and backed by an immutable model.

  • Extensible and Customizable: We provide the building blocks to enable the creation of a broad variety of rich text composition experiences, from basic text styles to embedded media.
  • Declarative Rich Text: Draft.js fits seamlessly into React applications, abstracting away the details of rendering, selection, and input behavior with a familiar declarative API.
  • Immutable Editor State: The Draft.js model is built with immutable-js, offering an API with functional state updates and aggressively leveraging data persistence for scalable memory usage.

Learn how to use Draft.js in your own project.

API Notice

Before getting started, please be aware that we recently changed the API of Entity storage in Draft. The latest version, v0.10.0, supports both the old and new API. Following that up will be v0.11.0 which will remove the old API. If you are interested in helping out, or tracking the progress, please follow issue 839.

Getting Started

npm install --save draft-js react react-dom


yarn add draft-js react react-dom

Draft.js depends on React and React DOM which must also be installed.

Using Draft.js

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {Editor, EditorState} from 'draft-js';

class MyEditor extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {editorState: EditorState.createEmpty()};
    this.onChange = (editorState) => this.setState({editorState});
    this.setEditor = (editor) => {
      this.editor = editor;
    this.focusEditor = () => {
      if (this.editor) {

  componentDidMount() {

  render() {
    return (
      <div style={styles.editor} onClick={this.focusEditor}>

const styles = {
  editor: {
    border: '1px solid gray',
    minHeight: '6em'

  <MyEditor />,

Since the release of React 16.8, you can use Hooks as a way to work with EditorState without using a class.

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {Editor, EditorState} from 'draft-js';

function MyEditor() {
  const [editorState, setEditorState] = React.useState(

  const editor = React.useRef(null);

  function focusEditor() {

  React.useEffect(() => {
  }, []);

  return (
    <div onClick={focusEditor}>
        onChange={editorState => setEditorState(editorState)}

Note that the editor itself is only as tall as its contents. In order to give users a visual cue, we recommend setting a border and a minimum height via the .DraftEditor-root CSS selector, or using a wrapper div like in the above example.

Because Draft.js supports unicode, you must have the following meta tag in the <head> </head> block of your HTML file:

<meta charset="utf-8" />

Further examples of how Draft.js can be used are provided below.


Visit http://draftjs.org/ to try out a basic rich editor example.

The repository includes a variety of different editor examples to demonstrate some of the features offered by the framework.

To run the examples, first build Draft.js locally. The Draft.js build is tested with Yarn v1 only. If you're using any other package manager and something doesn't work, try using yarn v1:

git clone https://github.com/facebook/draft-js.git
cd draft-js
yarn install
yarn run build

then open the example HTML files in your browser.

Draft.js is used in production on Facebook, including status and comment inputs, Notes, and messenger.com.

Browser Support

IE / Edge IE / Edge Firefox Firefox Chrome Chrome Safari Safari iOS Safari iOS Safari Chrome for Android Chrome for Android
IE11, Edge [1, 2] last 2 versions last 2 versions last 2 versions not fully supported [3] not fully supported [3]

[1] May need a shim or a polyfill for some syntax used in Draft.js (docs).

[2] IME inputs have known issues in these browsers, especially Korean (docs).

[3] There are known issues with mobile browsers, especially on Android (docs).

Resources and Ecosystem

Check out this curated list of articles and open-sourced projects/utilities: Awesome Draft-JS.

Discussion and Support

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We actively welcome pull requests. Learn how to contribute.


Draft.js is MIT licensed.

Examples provided in this repository and in the documentation are separately licensed.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Draft.js README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.