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Nested navigators

Nesting navigators means displaying a navigator inside the screen of another navigator, for example:

const Home = () => {
return (
<Tab.Screen name="Feed" component={Feed} />
<Tab.Screen name="Messages" component={Messages} />
const App = () => {
return (
options={{ headerShown: false }}
<Stack.Screen name="Profile" component={Profile} />
<Stack.Screen name="Settings" component={Settings} />

In the above example, the Home component contains a tabbed navigator. The Home component is also used for the Home screen in your stack navigator inside the App component. So here's the tab navigator nested within the stack navigator:

  • Stack.Navigator
    • Home (Tab.Navigator)
      • Feed (Screen)
      • Messages (Screen)
    • Profile (Screen)
    • Settings (Screen)

Nested navigators work the same way as regular components. To achieve the desired behavior, it is often necessary to nest multiple navigators.

How nesting navs affects behavior#

There are a few things to keep in mind when nesting navigators:

Each navigator keeps its own navigation history.#

For example, when you press the back button while on screen in a nested stack navigator, it will return to the previous screen inside the nested stack, even if there is another navigator as the parent.


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