Avatar

The Avatar component is used to represent a user, and displays the profile picture, initials or fallback icon.

chakra ui pro

Import#

Chakra UI exports 3 avatar-related components:

  • Avatar: The image that represents the user.
  • AvatarBadge: A wrapper that displays its content on the right corner of the avatar.
  • AvatarGroup: A wrapper to stack multiple Avatars together.
import { Avatar, AvatarBadge, AvatarGroup } from "@chakra-ui/react"

Usage#

<Wrap>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Dan Abrahmov" src="https://bit.ly/dan-abramov" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Kola Tioluwani" src="https://bit.ly/tioluwani-kolawole" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Prosper Otemuyiwa" src="https://bit.ly/prosper-baba" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Christian Nwamba" src="https://bit.ly/code-beast" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />
</WrapItem>
</Wrap>

Avatar Sizes#

The Avatar component comes in 7 sizes.

<Wrap>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar size="2xs" name="Dan Abrahmov" src="https://bit.ly/dan-abramov" />
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar
size="xs"
name="Kola Tioluwani"
src="https://bit.ly/tioluwani-kolawole"
/>{" "}
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar size="sm" name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />{" "}
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar size="md" name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />{" "}
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar
size="lg"
name="Prosper Otemuyiwa"
src="https://bit.ly/prosper-baba"
/>{" "}
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar size="xl" name="Christian Nwamba" src="https://bit.ly/code-beast" />{" "}
</WrapItem>
<WrapItem>
<Avatar size="2xl" name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />{" "}
</WrapItem>
</Wrap>

Avatar Fallbacks#

If there is an error loading the src of the avatar, there are 2 fallbacks:

  • If there's a name prop, we use it to generate the initials and a random, accessible background color.
  • If there's no name prop, we use a default avatar.
<Stack direction="row">
<Avatar name="Oshigaki Kisame" src="https://bit.ly/broken-link" />
<Avatar name="Sasuke Uchiha" src="https://bit.ly/broken-link" />
<Avatar src="https://bit.ly/broken-link" />
</Stack>

Customize the fallback avatar#

You can customize the background color and icon of the fallback avatar icon to match your design requirements.

  • To update the background, pass the usual bg prop.
  • To update the icon svg, pass the icon prop.
<AvatarGroup spacing="1rem">
<Avatar bg="red.500" icon={<AiOutlineUser fontSize="1.5rem" />} />
<Avatar bg="teal.500" />
</AvatarGroup>

Avatar with badge#

In some products, you might need to show a badge on the right corner of the avatar. We call this a badge. Here's an example that shows if the user is online:

<Stack direction="row" spacing={4}>
<Avatar>
<AvatarBadge boxSize="1.25em" bg="green.500" />
</Avatar>
{/* You can also change the borderColor and bg of the badge */}
<Avatar>
<AvatarBadge borderColor="papayawhip" bg="tomato" boxSize="1.25em" />
</Avatar>
</Stack>

Note the use of em for the size of the AvatarBadge. This is useful to size the badge relative to the avatar font size.

AvatarGroup#

In some cases, you might need to stack avatars as a group. Use the AvatarGroup component.

  • To limit the amount of avatars to show, use the max prop. It'll truncate the avatars and show a "+X" label (where X is the remaining avatars).
  • To size all the avatars equally, pass the size prop.
  • To adjust the spacing between the avatars, pass the spacing prop.
<AvatarGroup size="md" max={2}>
<Avatar name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />
<Avatar name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />
<Avatar name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />
<Avatar name="Prosper Otemuyiwa" src="https://bit.ly/prosper-baba" />
<Avatar name="Christian Nwamba" src="https://bit.ly/code-beast" />
</AvatarGroup>

Changing the initials logic#

Added getInitials prop to allow users to manage how initials are generated from name. By default we merge the first characters of each word in the name prop.

Props#

Avatar Props#

Avatar composes the Box component so you can pass all its props. These are props specific to the Avatar component:

colorScheme

Description

Color Schemes for Avatar are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
"whiteAlpha" | "blackAlpha" | "gray" | "red" | "orange" | "yellow" | "green" | "teal" | "blue" | "cyan" | "purple" | "pink" | "linkedin" | "facebook" | "messenger" | "whatsapp" | "twitter" | "telegram"

getInitials

Description

Function to get the initials to display

Type
((name: string) => string)

icon

Description

The default avatar used as fallback when name, and src is not specified.

Type
React.ReactElement

iconLabel

Type
string

ignoreFallback

Description

If true, opt out of the avatar's fallback logic and renders the img at all times.

Type
boolean

loading

Description

Defines loading strategy

Type
"eager" | "lazy"

name

Description

The name of the person in the avatar. - if src has loaded, the name will be used as the alt attribute of the img - If src is not loaded, the name will be used to create the initials

Type
string

onError

Description

Function called when image failed to load

Type
(() => void)

showBorder

Description

If true, the Avatar will show a border around it. Best for a group of avatars

Type
boolean

size

Type
"sm" | "md" | "lg" | "xl" | "2xl" | "xs" | "full" | "2xs"
Default
"md"

src

Description

The image url of the Avatar

Type
string

srcSet

Description

List of sources to use for different screen resolutions

Type
string

variant

Description

Variants for Avatar are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string

Avatar Group Props#

AvatarGroup composes the Box component so you can pass all its props. These are props specific to the AvatarGroup component:

childrenrequired

Description

The children of the avatar group. Ideally should be Avatar and MoreIndicator components

Type
ReactNode

colorScheme

Description

Color Schemes for AvatarGroup are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
"whiteAlpha" | "blackAlpha" | "gray" | "red" | "orange" | "yellow" | "green" | "teal" | "blue" | "cyan" | "purple" | "pink" | "linkedin" | "facebook" | "messenger" | "whatsapp" | "twitter" | "telegram"

max

Description

The maximum number of visible avatars

Type
number

size

Type
"sm" | "md" | "lg" | "xl" | "2xl" | "xs" | "full" | "2xs"

spacing

Description

The space between the avatars in the group.

Type
SystemProps["margin"]

variant

Description

Variants for AvatarGroup are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string
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