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


Nature 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 } from "@nature-ui/core";


<Stack row>
<Avatar name="Dan Abrahmov" src="https://bit.ly/dan-abramov" />
<Avatar name="Divine Nature" src="http://bit.ly/divine_n" />
<Avatar name="Adam Wathan" src="https://bit.ly/adam-wathan" />
<Avatar name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />
<Avatar />
<Avatar name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />
<Avatar name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />

Avatar Sizes#

The Avatar component comes in 7 sizes.

<Stack row>
<Avatar size="xs" name="Dan Abrahmov" src="https://bit.ly/dan-abramov" />
<Avatar size="sm" name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />
<Avatar size="md" name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />
<Avatar size="lg" name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />
<Avatar size="xl" name="Adam Wathan" src="https://bit.ly/adam-wathan" />
<Avatar size="2xl" name="Divine Nature" src="http://bit.ly/divine_n" />

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 row>
<Avatar name="Kent Dodds" src="http://bit.ly/broken-link" />
<Avatar name="Oshigaki Kisame" src="https://bit.ly/broken-link" />
<Avatar src="https://bit.ly/broken-link" />

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 color prop.
  • To update the icon svg, pass the icon prop.
<Stack row spacing={14}>
icon={<AiOutlineUser color="white" size="2rem" />}
<Avatar color="bg-teal-500" />

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 row spacing={8}>
<AvatarBadge size="1.6em" className="bg-green-500" />
{/* You can also change the borderColor and bg of the badge */}
<AvatarBadge className="bg-orange-500 border-blue-500" size="1.25em" />


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="Divine Nature" src="http://bit.ly/divine_n" />
<Avatar name="Dan Abrahmov" src="https://bit.ly/dan-abramov" />
<Avatar name="Ryan Florence" src="https://bit.ly/ryan-florence" />
<Avatar name="Christian Nwamba" src="https://bit.ly/code-beast" />
<Avatar name="Segun Adebayo" src="https://bit.ly/sage-adebayo" />
<Avatar name="Kent Dodds" src="https://bit.ly/kent-c-dodds" />

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.


sizexs, sm, md, lg, xl, 2xlmdThe size of the avatar
showBorderbooleanfalseIf true, the Avatar will show a border around it. Best for a group of avatars
namestringThe name of the user in the avatar
srcstringThe image url of the Avatar
colorstringtailwindcss color property Avatar
iconReact.ReactElementThe icon to use for the fallback avatar
childrenReact.ReactNodeThe badge at the bottom right corner of the Avatar.