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react-router contains all the common components between react-router-dom and react-router-native. When should you use one over the other? If you're on the web then react-router-dom should have everything you need as it also exports the common components you'll need. If you're using React Native, react-router-native should have everything you need for the same reason. So you'll probably never have to import anything directly from react-router. As far as when you use

<Router history={browserHistory}>



In RRv4 you won't need to pass down browserHistory, that was just for previous versions of the router.

If you're still confused, you can check out the details on each package here


Found this in the Github.

Note: This package provides the core routing functionality for React Router, but you might not want to install it directly. If you are writing an application that will run in the browser, you should instead install react-router-dom. Similarly, if you are writing a React Native application, you should instead install react-router-native. Both of those will install react-router as a dependency.



In v4, react-router exports the core components and functions. react-router-dom exports DOM-aware components, like <Link> ( which renders <a>) and (which interacts with the browser's window.history ).

react-router-dom re-exports all of react-router's exports, so you only need to import from react-router-dom in your project.

(Source: GitHub)


Just use react-router-dom - react-router-dom re-exports all of react-router. The link on GitHub answer (what's the diff between react-router-dom & react-router?).


react-router-dom is a react-router plus:

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