Use with

  • window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__([options])
  • window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION_COMPOSE__([options])()
  • window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__.connect([options])
  • redux-devtools-extension npm package:

    import { composeWithDevTools } from 'redux-devtools-extension';
    const composeEnhancers = composeWithDevTools(options);
    const store = createStore(reducer, /* preloadedState, */ composeEnhancers(
     // other store enhancers if any

The options object is optional, and can include any of the following.


string - the instance name to be showed on the monitor page. Default value is document.title. If not specified and there's no document title, it will consist of tabId and instaceId.


array or object - action creators functions to be available in the Dispatcher. See the example.


number (in ms) - if more than one action is dispatched in the indicated interval, all new actions will be collected and sent at once. It is the joint between performance and speed. When set to 0, all actions will be sent instantly. Set it to a higher value when experiencing perf issues (also maxAge to a lower value). Default is 500 ms.


number (>1) - maximum allowed actions to be stored in the history tree. The oldest actions are removed once maxAge is reached. It's critical for performance. Default is 50.


boolean or object which contains:

  • options object or boolean:

    • undefined - will use regular JSON.stringify to send data (it's the fast mode).
    • false - will handle also circular references.
    • true - will handle also date, regex, undefined, error objects, symbols, and functions.
    • object, which contains date, regex, undefined, error, and function keys. For each of them you can indicate if to include (by setting as true). For function key you can also specify a custom function which handles serialization. See jsan for more details. Example:

      const store = Redux.createStore(reducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
        serialize: { 
          options: {
           undefined: true,
           function: function(fn) { return fn.toString() }
  • replacer function(key, value) - JSON replacer function used for both actions and states stringify.

    Example of usage with mori data structures:

    const store = Redux.createStore(reducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
      serialize: {
        replacer: (key, value) => value && mori.isMap(value) ? mori.toJs(value) : value

    In addition, you can specify a data type by adding a __serializedType__ key. So you can deserialize it back while importing or persisting data. Moreover, it will also show a nice preview showing the provided custom type:

    const store = Redux.createStore(reducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
      serialize: {
        replacer: (key, value) => {
          if (Immutable.List.isList(value)) { // use your custom data type checker
            return {
              data: value.toArray(), // ImmutableJS custom method to get JS data as array
              __serializedType__: 'ImmutableList' // mark you custom data type to show and retrieve back
  • reviver function(key, value) - JSON reviver function used for parsing the imported actions and states. See remotedev-serialize as an example on how to serialize special data types and get them back:

    const store = Redux.createStore(reducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
      serialize: {
        reviver: (key, value) => {
          if (typeof value === 'object' && value !== null && '__serializedType__'  in value) {
            switch (value.__serializedType__) {
              case 'ImmutableList': return Immutable.List(value.data);
  • immutable object - automatically serialize/deserialize immutablejs via remotedev-serialize. Just pass the Immutable library like so:

    import Immutable from 'immutable'; // https://facebook.github.io/immutable-js/
    // ...
    // Like above, only showing off compose this time. Reminder you might not want this in prod.
    const composeEnhancers = typeof window === 'object' && typeof window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION_COMPOSE__ !== 'undefined' ?
       serialize: {
         immutable: Immutable
    }) : compose;

    It will support all ImmutableJS structures. You can even export them into a file and get them back. The only exception is Record class, for which you should pass in addition the references to your classes in refs.

  • refs array - ImmutableJS Record classes used to make possible restore its instances back when importing, persisting... Example of usage:

    import Immutable from 'immutable';
    // ...
    const ABRecord = Immutable.Record({ a:1, b:2 });
    const myRecord = new ABRecord({ b:3 }); // used in the reducers
    const store = createStore(rootReducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
      serialize: {
        immutable: Immutable,
        refs: [ABRecord]

Also you can specify alternative values right in the state object (in the initial state of the reducer) by adding toJSON function:

In the example bellow it will always send { component: '[React]' }, regardless of the state's component value (useful when you don't want to send lots of unnecessary data):

function component(
  state = { component: null, toJSON: () => ({ component: '[React]' }) }, 
) {
  switch (action.type) {
    case 'ADD_COMPONENT': return { component: action.component };
    default: return state;

You could also alter the value. For example when state is { count: 1 }, we'll send { counter: 10 } (notice we don't have an arrow function this time to use the object's this):

function counter(
  state = { count: 0, toJSON: function (){ return { conter: this.count * 10 }; } },
) {
  switch (action.type) {
    case 'INCREMENT': return { count: state.count + 1 };
    default: return state;

actionSanitizer / stateSanitizer

  • actionSanitizer (function) - function which takes action object and id number as arguments, and should return action object back. See the example bellow.
  • stateSanitizer (function) - function which takes state object and index as arguments, and should return state object back.

Example of usage:

const actionSanitizer = (action) => (
  action.type === 'FILE_DOWNLOAD_SUCCESS' && action.data ?
  { ...action, data: '<<LONG_BLOB>>' } : action
const store = createStore(rootReducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
  stateSanitizer: (state) => state.data ? { ...state, data: '<<LONG_BLOB>>' } : state

actionsBlacklist / actionsWhitelist

string or array of strings as regex - actions types to be hidden / shown in the monitors (while passed to the reducers). If actionsWhitelist specified, actionsBlacklist is ignored.


createStore(reducer, remotedev({
  sendTo: 'http://localhost:8000',
  actionsBlacklist: 'SOME_ACTION'
  // or actionsBlacklist: ['SOME_ACTION', 'SOME_OTHER_ACTION']
  // or just actionsBlacklist: 'SOME_' to omit both


function - called for every action before sending, takes state and action object, and returns true in case it allows sending the current data to the monitor. Use it as a more advanced version of actionsBlacklist/actionsWhitelist parameters. Example of usage:

const store = createStore(rootReducer, window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__ && window.__REDUX_DEVTOOLS_EXTENSION__({
  predicate: (state, action) => state.dev.logLevel === VERBOSE && !action.forwarded


boolean - if specified as false, it will not record the changes till clicking on Start recording button. Default is true. Available only for Redux enhancer, for others use autoPause.


string - if specified, whenever clicking on Pause recording button and there are actions in the history log, will add this action type. If not specified, will commit when paused. Available only for Redux enhancer. Default is @@PAUSED.


boolean - auto pauses when the extension’s window is not opened, and so has zero impact on your app when not in use. Not available for Redux enhancer (as it already does it but storing the data to be sent). Default is false.


boolean - if specified as true, it will not allow any non-monitor actions to be dispatched till clicking on Unlock changes button. Available only for Redux enhancer. Default is false.


boolean - if set to false, will not recompute the states on hot reloading (or on replacing the reducers). Available only for Redux enhancer. Default to true.


boolean - if specified as true, whenever there's an exception in reducers, the monitors will show the error message, and next actions will not be dispatched.


If you want to restrict the extension, just specify the features you allow:

const composeEnhancers = composeWithDevTools({
  features: {
    pause: true, // start/pause recording of dispatched actions
    lock: true, // lock/unlock dispatching actions and side effects    
    persist: true, // persist states on page reloading
    export: true, // export history of actions in a file
    import: 'custom', // import history of actions from a file
    jump: true, // jump back and forth (time travelling)
    skip: true, // skip (cancel) actions
    reorder: true, // drag and drop actions in the history list 
    dispatch: true, // dispatch custom actions or action creators
    test: true // generate tests for the selected actions
  // other options like actionSanitizer, stateSanitizer

If not specified, all of the features are enabled. When set as an object, only those included as true will be allowed. Note that except true/false, import and export can be set as custom (which is by default for Redux enhancer), meaning that the importing/exporting occurs on the client side. Otherwise, you'll get/set the data right from the monitor part.

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