Font Awesome 5 use social/brand icons in React

The Font Awesome documentation shows only how to add regular/solid fonts to React. How about social icons?

First I grabbed the packages:

  npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core \
  npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons \
  npm i --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

Note: I replaced npm i --save @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons \ with npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons \

Then in React:

import { library } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core'
import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/react-fontawesome'
import { faFacebookF } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons' 


And tried using a component:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="fa-facebook-f" />

even tried:

and keep getting in the console

Could not find icon {prefix: “fas”, iconName:

I believe I somehow have to get the fab prefix for brands.

This is the icon I want to use

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

import { FontAwesomeIcon } from "@fortawesome/react-fontawesome"
import { faFacebook } from "@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons"

const icon = <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faFacebook} />

I found the spelling/casing of the brand icons on FontAwesome’s GitHub

Solution 2


<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'facebook-f']} />

Note that font awesome now has different icon sets. The solid set (fas) is the default. The facebook icon is in the brands set (fab).

Solution 3

Note that you must run the commands that you ran first:

npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core 
npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons 
npm i --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

I’d tried to import without installing first – and of course that didn’t work.

Solution 4


npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core 
npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons 
npm i --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

Then import in your project

import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/react-fontawesome';
import {  faFacebookF , } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons';

Use this

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={faFacebookF} />

Solution 5

Install these dependencies first

npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons 
npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
npm i --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

Create a custom library initFontAwesome.js and paste this code.

import { library } from "@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core";
import {fab, faTwitterSquare, faFacebook, faLinkedin, faGithub} from "@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons";

function initFontAwesome() {
    library.add(fab, faTwitterSquare, faFacebook, faLinkedin, faGithub);
export default initFontAwesome;

In the App.js include the following code

import initFontAwesome from "./initFontAwesome";

function App() {
  return (

   {/*---------Some code----------*/}

export default App;

In Home.jsx include the following code

import React from 'react';
import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/react-fontawesome';

{/*-------some Code---------*/}

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'twitter']} />

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'facebook']} />

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'linkedin']} />

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'github']} />

{/*-------Some Code---------*/}

This worked for me. I hope this helps!

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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