Supported Browsers and Features

Supported Browsers

By default, the generated project supports all modern browsers. Support for Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 requires polyfills. For a set of polyfills to support older browsers, use react-app-polyfill.

Supported Language Features

This project supports a superset of the latest JavaScript standard. In addition to ES6 syntax features, it also supports:

Learn more about different proposal stages.

While we recommend using experimental proposals with some caution, Facebook heavily uses these features in the product code, so we intend to provide codemods if any of these proposals change in the future.

Note that this project includes no polyfills by default.

If you use any other ES6+ features that need runtime support (such as Array.from() or Symbol), make sure you are including the appropriate polyfills manually, or that the browsers you are targeting already support them.

Configuring Supported Browsers

By default, the generated project includes a browserslist configuration in your package.json file to target a broad range of browsers based on global usage (> 0.2%) for production builds, and modern browsers for development. This gives a good development experience, especially when using language features such as async/await, but still provides high compatibility with many browsers in production.

The browserslist configuration controls the outputted JavaScript so that the emitted code will be compatible with the browsers specified. The production list will be used when creating a production build by running the build script, and the development list will be used when running the start script. You can use https://browserl.ist to see the browsers supported by your configured browserslist.

Here is an example browserslist that is specified in package.json:

"browserslist": {
"production": [
">0.2%",
"not dead",
"not op_mini all"
],
"development": [
"last 1 chrome version",
"last 1 firefox version",
"last 1 safari version"
]
}

Note that this does not include polyfills automatically for you. You will still need to polyfill language features (see above) as needed based on the browsers your are supporting.

When editing the browserslist config, you may notice that your changes don't get picked up right away. This is due to an issue in babel-loader not detecting the change in your package.json. An easy solution is to delete the node_modules/.cache folder and try again.

Last updated on 10/12/2019 by May