React Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 26, 2024

React is a UI development JavaScript library developed by Facebook and was also used to build Instagram. This library is widely used for web development.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

React 18.2
1 year and 11 months ago
(14 June 2022)
Supported
Supported
React 18.1
2 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2022)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(14 June 2022)
Supported
React 18.0
2 years and 2 months ago
(29 March 2022)
Ended 2 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2022)
Supported
React 17
3 years and 7 months ago
(20 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 2 months ago
(29 March 2022)
Supported
React 16
6 years and 8 months ago
(26 September 2017)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(20 October 2020)
Supported
React 15
8 years and 1 month ago
(7 April 2016)
Ended 6 years and 8 months ago
(26 September 2017)
Supported

React follows semantic versioning, which means that it has major releases, minor releases, and patch updates. Only the latest React version is actively supported at a time, while the older ones receive security support.

The major updates may contain new features, the minor updates normally contain bug fixes and sometimes new features, whereas the patch updates only contain critical bug fixes and fixes for security vulnerabilities.

Once a new major version is released, the older version immediately shifts to the security support phase.