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Building React Native WhatsApp Clone

Updated: Jul 18, 2021

At Quick Component, we have significantly done the heavy lifting in building a realtime chat app like WhatsApp, saving, you months in code and thousands of dollars.

And you are correct, It's a functional chat app integrated with a backend(database), modified design, and can easily be integrated into any chat app with no effort, and we provide a great guide if you ever get confused, But you won't.

Check out the template here

Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get down to business and tell you what exactly you get.


Authentication is implemented via the phone number, We send an SMS confirmation code for security reasons.

And the app can auto-confirm this code if it is received on the same phone.

After registering, users can create their own profiles where they can add personal information and a profile photo.

Contacts integration

The next step is to import contacts from the address book, as there’s no fun in a chat app when you have no one to chat with. This step is quite convenient. The more friends that users have in a chat app, the greater the chance that they’ll use it.


Because all chat apps have an instant messaging feature, so to make an app stand out to consider offering both private and public chats. A group chat option lets users create a group and chat with multiple people at the same time, invite new people to the group, choose specific members within a group,

Sharing of Media File

Apart from emojis and texts, people love to share moments experienced. types of media such as photos, videos and audios enable this, and we have efficiently handled that.

One quick picture says it all, especially in a real-time chat app.

Temporary content like statuses and stories

Stories can be quite interesting and are told in different ways. One way to do this is in form of slides. We have handled this with temporary contents that disappear after 24hrs. This is also grouped into two; Viewed updates and Recent Updates.

Profile customization

Customizing profiles helps users express their individuality. They might change display names, choose an avatar photo from the camera roll, In a lot of apps, people can see user status, namely when people last used the messenger app, who’s online, and when someone is typing. This is all handled conveniently here.

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