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Avatar API

API reference docs for the React Avatar component. Learn about the props, CSS, and other APIs of this exported module.


For examples and details on the usage of this React component, visit the component demo pages:


import Avatar from '@mui/material/Avatar';
// or
import { Avatar } from '@mui/material';
You can learn about the difference by reading this guide on minimizing bundle size.


Props of the native component are also available.

Used in combination with src or srcSet to provide an alt attribute for the rendered img element.
Used to render icon or text elements inside the Avatar if src is not set. This can be an element, or just a string.
Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.
Attributes applied to the img element if the component is used to display an image. It can be used to listen for the loading error event.
The sizes attribute for the img element.
The src attribute for the img element.
The srcSet attribute for the img element. Use this attribute for responsive image display.
| object
| bool>
| func
| object
The system prop that allows defining system overrides as well as additional CSS styles. See the `sx` page for more details.
| 'rounded'
| 'square'
| string
The shape of the avatar.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Theme default props

You can use MuiAvatar to change the default props of this component with the theme.


Rule nameGlobal classDescription
root.MuiAvatar-rootStyles applied to the root element.
colorDefault.MuiAvatar-colorDefaultStyles applied to the root element if not src or srcSet.
circular.MuiAvatar-circularStyles applied to the root element if variant="circular".
rounded.MuiAvatar-roundedStyles applied to the root element if variant="rounded".
square.MuiAvatar-squareStyles applied to the root element if variant="square".
img.MuiAvatar-imgStyles applied to the img element if either src or srcSet is defined.
fallback.MuiAvatar-fallbackStyles applied to the fallback icon

You can override the style of the component using one of these customization options: