Track Screens

Add React Navigation screen tracker #

Adding Context to Sessions #

Embrace can collect basic session data and crashes as you’ve already seen in the Crash Reporting and Session Reporting sections. Embrace can also collect the screens that your app opened and include it as context within your sessions. Here’s how you add the screen tracker to the session.

Currently we are only supporting the React Navigation SDK, if you are using another library please contact us at or on Slack if you would like to request support.

Adding the component #

Embrace has a separate module for tracking Screens, to use it you will need to add the React Navigation Tracker

Install the component #

yarn add @react-native-embrace/react-navigation
npm install @react-native-embrace/react-navigation

Adding the component to your code #

Add an useRef for the NavigationContainer and pass it to Embrace’s hook

import {useRef} from 'react'
import {useEmbraceNavigationTracker} from '@react-native-embrace/react-navigation';

function App() {
  // Create the reference
  const navigationRef = useRef();
  // Pass the reference to Embrace's Hook

  return (
      // Assign the NavigationContainer reference value to the useRef created
      <NavigationContainer ref={navigationRef}>
        <Screens... />

Disable Auto Tracking for Native Screens #

Embrace automatically collects the native screens, if you do not want to see them in the session you can disable it.

Android: #

Go to your embrace-config.json inside android/app/src/main and add the sdk_config, your file should be like this

  "app_id": "APP_ID",
  "api_token": "API_TOKEN",
  // Add this lines
  "sdk_config": {
    "view_config": {
      "enable_automatic_activity_capture": false

iOS: #

Go to your Embrace-info.plist inside ios/YOURAPPNAME and add ENABLE_AUTOMATIC_VIEW_CAPTURE as false, your file should be like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
   <!-- Add this key and the value as false-->