AvatarGroup is used to both display a group of user avatars and, optionally, control actions related to the users group.

Props

Component props
Name
Type
Default
accessibilityLabel
Required
string
-

Label for screen readers to announce AvatarGroup.

See the Accessibility guidelines for details on proper usage.

collaborators
Required
$ReadOnlyArray<{| name: string, src?: string, |}>
-

The user group data. See the collaborators display variant to learn more.

accessibilityControls
string
-

Specify the id of an associated element (or elements) whose contents or visibility are controlled by a component so that screen reader users can identify the relationship between elements. Optional with button-role component.

See the Accessibility guidelines for details on proper usage.

accessibilityExpanded
boolean
-

Indicate that a component hides or exposes collapsible components and expose whether they are currently expanded or collapsed. Optional with button-role component.

See the Accessibility guidelines for details on proper usage.

accessibilityHaspopup
boolean
-

Indicate that a component controls the appearance of interactive popup elements, such as menu or dialog. Optional with button-role component.

See the Accessibility guidelines for details on proper usage.

addCollaborators
boolean
-

When supplied, it appends an add icon to the avatar pile as a call to action to the user. See Best Practices for more info.

href
string
-

When supplied, wraps the component in a link, and directs users to the url when item is selected. See the role variant to learn more.

onClick
OnTapType
-

Callback fired when the component is clicked (pressed and released) with a mouse or keyboard. See the role variant to learn more and see TapArea's onTap for more info about OnTapType.

ref
HTMLDivElement | HTMLAnchorElement
-

Forward the ref to the underlying div or anchor element. See the role variant to learn more.

role
"link" | "button"
-

Allows user interaction with the component. See the role variant to learn more.

size
"xs" | "sm" | "md" | "fit"
"fit"

The maximum height of AvatarGroup. If size is fit, AvatarGroup will fill 100% of the parent container width. See the fixed size and responsive size variant to learn more.

Usage guidelines

When to use
  • For the general display of groups of people, companies and/or brands.
  • In cases where an affordance for adding collaborators is needed.

Best Practices

Do

Use the default alternative if no image source is available. This should be the first character of the provided name.

Don't

Use alternative graphics or icons

Do

Use AvatarGroup to represent a group of people and/or organizations.

Don't

Use AvatarGroup to represent metaphorical ideas, like multiple Boards or trends. Instead, consider an Image or the appropriate interactive component.

Accessibility

ARIA attributes

AvatarGroup requires accessibilityLabel. AvatarGroup is a group of elements that require a parent label describing both the data presented and the call to action in the case of button and link roles. As seen in the example below, the screen-reader reads: "Collaborators: Keerthi, Alberto, and 10 more. Add collaborators to this board."

If AvatarGroup is used as a control button to show/hide Popover-component, we recommend passing the following ARIA attributes to assist screen readers:

  • accessibilityControls: informs the screen reader that AvatarGroup controls the display of an anchored Popover-component. It populates aria-controls.
  • accessibilityHaspopup: informs the screen reader that there‚Äôs a Popover-component attached to AvatarGroup. It populates aria-haspopup.
  • accessibilityExpanded: informs the screen reader whether an anchored Popover-component is currently open or closed. It populates aria-expanded.

Keyboard Interaction

If AvatarGroup is acting as a button or link, the Tab key will focus the AvatarGroup.
Hitting the Enter or Return key opens a dialog or redirects to a new page (depending on the role) and the user can then add or view collaborators.

Localization

Be sure to localize accessibilityLabel.

Variants

Fixed sizes

AvatarGroup is available in 3 fixed height sizes: xs (24px), sm (32px), and md (48px).

size="xs"
size="sm"
size="md"

Responsive sizing

AvatarGroup is a responsive component. Avatar Groups that are not given a size prop or use size fit will expand to fit to the width of their parent container. A common use case is to achieve column-based sizing. Resize the width or number of avatars to see the AvatarGroup change to match the width of the Column it's been placed in.

Collaborators display

AvatarGroup displays up to three user avatars. More users, if present, will be displayed as a numerical count for the md and fit sizes.

Role

AvatarGroup can be display only, but can also act as a button or link. It will only be clickable if role is set to button or link. For button role, onClick is required. For link role, href is required.

role="button"
role="link"

Avatar
Avatar is the ideal component in cases where only one person or brand needs to be displayed.