useMediaQuery is a custom hook used to help detect whether a single media query or multiple media queries individually match.

Learn more about the API and its backgrounds.


import { useMediaQuery } from '@chakra-ui/react'

API Reference#

The useMediaQuery hook accepts a single media query or an array of media queries, and optionally an object that contains an ssr boolean and a fallback string.

// single media query with no options
const [isLargerThan800] = useMediaQuery('(min-width: 800px)')
// ssr-friendly media query with fallback
const [isLargerThan800] = useMediaQuery('(min-width: 800px)', {
ssr: true,
fallback: false, // return false on the server, and re-evaluate on the client side

If we're on the server, the ssr option will determine whether to return the fallback value or execute the query directly. The fallback property is what's going to be returned if ssr is set to true and we're in a server context.

Return value#

The useMediaQuery hook returns an array of booleans, indicating whether the given query matches or queries match.

Why an array? useMediaQuery accepts both a string and an array of strings, but will always return an array. This way, you can combine multiple media queries which will be individually matched in a single call.

Keep in mind this API relies on the users browser support of window.matchMedia and will always return false if it is not supported or does not exist (e.g. during serverside rendering).


function Example() {
const [isLargerThan1280] = useMediaQuery('(min-width: 1280px)')
return (
{isLargerThan1280 ? 'larger than 1280px' : 'smaller than 1280px'}
function Example() {
const [isLargerThanHD, isDisplayingInBrowser] = useMediaQuery([
'(min-width: 1920px)',
'(display-mode: browser)',
function determineText() {
if (isLargerThanHD) {
return `high resolution you got there ${
isDisplayingInBrowser ? 'in your browser' : 'on your screen'
return isDisplayingInBrowser
? 'rendering in a browser'
: 'rendering on something else, e.g. PWA'
return <Text>{determineText()}</Text>
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