Installing the React Developer Tools add-on

Installing the React Developer Tools add-on

July 25, 2021 | 1 min read

The first step to getting started with React tooling is to install the React Developer Tools browser extension. I'll be using Chrome in the examples throughout this chapter as this is a popular choice. React Developer Tools is also available as an extension for Firefox (


To get the extension installed in Chrome, visit and search for react developer tools:


The first result should be the extension that you want. Click on the ADD TO CHROME button to install it:


Chrome might warn you that it can change data on websites that you visit. Don't worry, the extension is only activated when you visit React apps