React Idle Timer In ReactJS

React Idle Timer is a popular library that allows you to detect idle time in a React application. It can be useful in a variety of situations, such as logging out users after a certain amount of idle time, displaying a warning message when the user has been idle for too long, or performing some other action when the user becomes idle. In this blog, we’ll look at how to use React Idle Timer to detect idle time in a React app.

To start, you’ll need to install the react-idle-timer library, which provides the components and functions you’ll need to detect idle time in your React app. You can install it using npm or yarn:

npm install react-idle-timer


yarn add react-idle-timer

Once you’ve installed the library, you can use the IdleTimer component from react-idle-timer to detect idle time in your app. The IdleTimer component takes a number of props that allow you to customize the behavior of the idle timer.

Here’s an example of how to use the IdleTimer component to detect idle time in a React app:

import { IdleTimer } from 'react-idle-timer';

function App() {
  const [isIdle, setIsIdle] = useState(false);

  const handleIdle = () => {

  const handleActive = () => {

  return (
      timeout={1000 * 60 * 15}
      {isIdle ? (
        <p>You have been idle for too long!</p>
      ) : (
        <p>Welcome back!</p>

In the example above, the IdleTimer component is set to trigger the handleIdle function after 15 minutes of idle time, and the handleActive function when the user becomes active again. The isIdle state variable is used to determine whether to display a warning message or a welcome back message.

You can customize the behavior of the IdleTimer component using the various props it supports. For example, you can use the timeout prop to specify the amount of idle time that should elapse before the onIdle callback is triggered, and the events prop to specify which events should reset the idle timer. You can read more about the available props in the react-idle-timer documentation.

That’s a basic overview of how to use react-idle-timer to detect idle time in a React application. You can use it to build a variety of idle-time-based features into your app, such as automatic logouts, warning messages, or other actions.

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