Enhancing React UI: A Simple Guide to Toggle Text Visibility

React, known for its declarative and component-based nature, empowers developers to create dynamic and interactive user interfaces. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to implement a straightforward feature using a ToggleButton to hide and show text dynamically. This can be a valuable addition to your React applications when you want to give users control over certain content visibility.


Before we dive in, make sure you have Node.js and npm installed on your machine. If not, you can download and install them from nodejs.org.

Step 1: Setting Up a React App

Let's start by creating a new React app using Vite. Open your terminal and run the following commands:

Create a folder in your preferred directory on your PC

open the folder in vs code or any other editor of your choice and run the following command

npm create vite@latest

Name your project. Eg react project

Select a framework: » React

cd react-toggle-button

Select a variant: » - Use arrow-keys. Return to submit.


TypeScript + SWC


JavaScript + SWC

select a suitable variant either javascript or typescript

lastly run the following command one after the other

cd react

npm install

npm run dev

This will set up a new React app and open it in your default browser.

you can delete the Vite logo and every other unnecessary code that comes with the React app.

Step 2: Implement the Toggle Functionality

Open the src/App.jsx file in your code editor. We'll add a state variable to control the visibility of our text. We'll also implement a simple function to toggle this state.

In this example, we've added a button that triggers the toggleTextVisibility function when clicked. This function toggles the value of isHidden, controlling the visibility of the <h1> text using the {isHidden && <h1>Hello, React!</h1>} expression.


Congratulations! You've successfully implemented a simple text visibility toggle in your React app. This basic feature can be a powerful tool for enhancing user experience by allowing them to control what they see on the screen.

Feel free to expand upon this concept in your React projects and explore more advanced use cases. Understanding how to dynamically control content visibility opens the door to creating more interactive and user-friendly applications.

Now, with this newfound knowledge, you're ready to elevate your React UI by incorporating dynamic text visibility toggles. Happy coding!