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Uppy 4.0 is here: TypeScript rewrite, Google Photos, React hooks, and much more.


The all you need Dashboard — powerful, responsive, and pluggable. Kickstart your uploading experience and gradually add more functionality. Add files from remote sources, edit images, generate thumbnails, and more.

Checkout integrations for the full list of plugins you can integrate.

When should I use this?

There could be many reasons why you may want to use the Dashboard, but some could be:


npm install @uppy/core @uppy/dashboard


import Uppy from '@uppy/core';
import Dashboard from '@uppy/dashboard';

import '@uppy/core/dist/style.min.css';
import '@uppy/dashboard/dist/style.min.css';

new Uppy().use(Dashboard, { inline: true, target: '#uppy-dashboard' });

The @uppy/dashboard plugin includes CSS for the Dashboard itself, and the various plugins used by the Dashboard, such as (@uppy/status-bar and @uppy/informer). If you also use the @uppy/status-bar or @uppy/informer plugin directly, you should not include their CSS files, but instead only use the one from the @uppy/dashboard plugin.


Styles for Provider plugins, like Google Drive and Instagram, are also bundled with Dashboard styles. Styles for other plugins, such as @uppy/url and @uppy/webcam, are not included. If you are using those, please see their docs and make sure to include styles for them as well.




A unique identifier for this plugin (string, default: 'Dashboard').

Plugins that are added by the Dashboard get unique IDs based on this ID, like 'Dashboard:StatusBar' and 'Dashboard:Informer'.


Where to render the Dashboard (string or Element, default: 'body').

You can pass an element, class, or id as a string. Dashboard is rendered into body, because it’s hidden by default and only opened as a modal when trigger is clicked.


Render the Dashboard as a modal or inline (boolean, default: false).

When false, Dashboard is opened by clicking on trigger. If inline: true, Dashboard will be rendered into target and fit right in.


A CSS selector for a button that will trigger opening the Dashboard modal (string, default: null).

Several buttons or links can be used, as long as they are selected using the same selector (.select-file-button, for example).


Width of the Dashboard in pixels (number, default: 750). Used when inline: true.


Height of the Dashboard in pixels (number, default: 550). Used when inline: true.


Whether to wait for all thumbnails from @uppy/thumbnail-generator to be ready before starting the upload (boolean, default false).

If set to true, Thumbnail Generator will envoke Uppy’s internal processing stage, displaying “Generating thumbnails...” message, and wait for thumbnail:all-generated event, before proceeding to the uploading stage.

This is useful because Thumbnail Generator also adds EXIF data to images, and if we wait until it’s done processing, this data will be available on the server after the upload.


Turn the file icon and thumbnail in the Dashboard into a link to the uploaded file (boolean, default: false).

Please make sure to return the url key (or the one set via responseUrlFieldName) from your server.


Show or hide progress details in the status bar (boolean, default: false).

By default, progress in Status Bar is shown as a percentage. If you would like to also display remaining upload size and time, set this to true.

showProgressDetails: false: Uploading: 45%

showProgressDetails: true: Uploading: 45%・43 MB of 101 MB・8s left


Show or hide the upload button (boolean, default: false).

Use this if you are providing a custom upload button somewhere, and are using the uppy.upload() API.


Hide the retry button in the status bar and on each individual file (boolean, default: false).

Use this if you are providing a custom retry button somewhere and if you are using the uppy.retryAll() or uppy.retryUpload(fileID) API.


Hide the pause/resume button (for resumable uploads, via tus, for example) in the status bar and on each individual file (boolean, default: false).

Use this if you are providing custom cancel or pause/resume buttons somewhere, and using the uppy.pauseResume(fileID) or uppy.removeFile(fileID) API.


Hide the cancel button in status bar and on each individual file (boolean, default: false).

Use this if you are providing a custom retry button somewhere, and using the uppy.cancelAll() API.


Hide the status bar after the upload has finished (boolean, default: false).


This option is passed to the status bar and will render a “Done” button in place of pause/resume/cancel buttons, once the upload/encoding is done. The behaviour of this “Done” button is defined by this handler function, for instance to close the file picker modals or clear the upload state.

This is what the Dashboard sets by default:

const doneButtonHandler = () => {

Set to null to disable the “Done” button.


Show the list of added files with a preview and file information (boolean, default: true).

In case you are showing selected files in your own app’s UI and want the Uppy Dashboard to only be a picker, the list can be hidden with this option.

See also disableStatusBar option, which can hide the progress and upload button.


Show the remove button on every file after a successful upload (boolean, default: false).

Enabling this option only shows the remove X button in the Dashboard UI, but to actually send a request you should listen to file-removed event and add your logic there.


uppy.on('file-removed', (file, reason) => {
if (reason === 'removed-by-user') {

For an implementation example, please see #2301.


When only one file is selected, its preview and meta information will be centered and enlarged (boolean, default: true).

Often times Uppy used for photo / profile image uploads, or maybe a single document. Then it makes sense to occupy the whole space of the available Dashboard UI, giving the stage to this one file. This feature is automatically disabled when Dashboard is small in height, since there’s not enough room.


A string of text to be placed in the Dashboard UI (string, default: null).

This could for instance be used to explain any restrictions that are put in place. For example: 'Images and video only, 2–3 files, up to 1 MB'.


Create text or custom input fields for the user to fill in (Array<Object> or Function, default: null).

This will be shown when a user clicks the “edit” button on that file.


The meta data will only be set on a file object if it’s entered by the user. If the user doesn’t edit a file’s metadata, it will not have default values; instead everything will be undefined. If you want to set a certain meta field to each file regardless of user actions, set meta in the Uppy constructor options.

Each object can contain:

  • id. The name of the meta field. This will also be used in CSS/HTML as part of the id attribute, so it’s better to avoid using characters like periods, semicolons, etc.
  • name. The label shown in the interface.
  • placeholder. The text shown when no value is set in the field. (Not needed when a custom render function is provided)
  • render: ({value, onChange, required, form}, h) => void (optional). A function for rendering a custom form element.
    • value is the current value of the meta field
    • onChange: (newVal) => void is a function saving the new value and h is the createElement function from Preact.
    • required is a boolean that’s true if the field id is in the restrictedMetaFields restriction
    • form is the id of the associated <form> element.
    • h can be useful when using Uppy from plain JavaScript, where you cannot write JSX.
Example: meta fields configured as an Array
uppy.use(Dashboard, {
trigger: '#pick-files',
metaFields: [
{ id: 'name', name: 'Name', placeholder: 'file name' },
{ id: 'license', name: 'License', placeholder: 'specify license' },
id: 'caption',
name: 'Caption',
placeholder: 'describe what the image is about',
id: 'public',
name: 'Public',
render({ value, onChange, required, form }, h) {
return h('input', {
type: 'checkbox',
onChange: (ev) => onChange( ? 'on' : ''),
defaultChecked: value === 'on',
Example: dynamic meta fields based on file type with a Function
uppy.use(Dashboard, {
trigger: '#pick-files',
metaFields: (file) => {
const fields = [{ id: 'name', name: 'File name' }];
if (file.type.startsWith('image/')) {
fields.push({ id: 'location', name: 'Photo Location' });
fields.push({ id: 'alt', name: 'Alt text' });
id: 'public',
name: 'Public',
render: ({ value, onChange, required, form }, h) => {
return h('input', {
type: 'checkbox',
onChange: (ev) => onChange( ? 'on' : ''),
defaultChecked: value === 'on',
return fields;


Set to true to automatically close the modal when the user clicks outside of it (boolean, default: false).


Set to true to automatically close the modal when all current uploads are complete (boolean, default: false).

With this option, the modal is only automatically closed when uploads are complete and successful. If some uploads failed, the modal stays open so the user can retry failed uploads or cancel the current batch and upload an entirely different set of files instead.


You can use this together with the allowMultipleUploads: false option in Uppy Core to create a smooth experience when uploading a single (batch of) file(s).

This is recommended. With several upload batches, the auto-closing behavior can be quite confusing for users.


Disable page scroll when the modal is open (boolean, default: true).

Page scrolling is disabled by default when the Dashboard modal is open, so when you scroll a list of files in Uppy, the website in the background stays still. Set to false to override this behaviour and leave page scrolling intact.


Add animations when the modal dialog is opened or closed, for a more satisfying user experience (boolean, default: true).


Configure the type of selections allowed when browsing your file system via the file manager selection window (string, default: 'files').

May be either 'files', 'folders', or 'both'. Selecting entire folders for upload may not be supported on all browsers.


Show the Uppy logo with a link (boolean, default: true).

Uppy is provided to the world for free by the team behind Transloadit. In return, we ask that you consider keeping a tiny Uppy logo at the bottom of the Dashboard, so that more people can discover and use Uppy.


Disable the status bar completely (boolean, default: false).

Dashboard ships with the StatusBar plugin that shows upload progress and pause/resume/cancel buttons. If you want, you can disable the StatusBar to provide your own custom solution.


Disable informer (shows notifications in the form of toasts) completely (boolean, default: false).

Dashboard ships with the Informer plugin that notifies when the browser is offline, or when it’s time to say cheese if Webcam is taking a picture. If you want, you can disable the Informer and/or provide your own custom solution.


Disable the thumbnail generator completely (boolean, default: false).

Dashboard ships with the ThumbnailGenerator plugin that adds small resized image thumbnails to images, for preview purposes only. If you want, you can disable the ThumbnailGenerator and/or provide your own custom solution.


module.exports = {
strings: {
// When `inline: false`, used as the screen reader label for the button that closes the modal.
closeModal: 'Close Modal',
// Used as the screen reader label for the plus (+) button that shows the “Add more files” screen
addMoreFiles: 'Add more files',
addingMoreFiles: 'Adding more files',
// Used as the header for import panels, e.g., “Import from Google Drive”.
importFrom: 'Import from %{name}',
// When `inline: false`, used as the screen reader label for the dashboard modal.
dashboardWindowTitle: 'Uppy Dashboard Window (Press escape to close)',
// When `inline: true`, used as the screen reader label for the dashboard area.
dashboardTitle: 'Uppy Dashboard',
// Shown in the Informer when a link to a file was copied to the clipboard.
copyLinkToClipboardSuccess: 'Link copied to clipboard.',
// Used when a link cannot be copied automatically — the user has to select the text from the
// input element below this string.
copyLinkToClipboardFallback: 'Copy the URL below',
// Used as the hover title and screen reader label for buttons that copy a file link.
copyLink: 'Copy link',
back: 'Back',
// Used as the screen reader label for buttons that remove a file.
removeFile: 'Remove file',
// Used as the screen reader label for buttons that open the metadata editor panel for a file.
editFile: 'Edit file',
// Shown in the panel header for the metadata editor. Rendered as “Editing image.png”.
editing: 'Editing %{file}',
// Used as the screen reader label for the button that saves metadata edits and returns to the
// file list view.
finishEditingFile: 'Finish editing file',
saveChanges: 'Save changes',
// Used as the label for the tab button that opens the system file selection dialog.
myDevice: 'My Device',
dropHint: 'Drop your files here',
// Used as the hover text and screen reader label for file progress indicators when
// they have been fully uploaded.
uploadComplete: 'Upload complete',
uploadPaused: 'Upload paused',
// Used as the hover text and screen reader label for the buttons to resume paused uploads.
resumeUpload: 'Resume upload',
// Used as the hover text and screen reader label for the buttons to pause uploads.
pauseUpload: 'Pause upload',
// Used as the hover text and screen reader label for the buttons to retry failed uploads.
retryUpload: 'Retry upload',
// Used as the hover text and screen reader label for the buttons to cancel uploads.
cancelUpload: 'Cancel upload',
// Used in a title, how many files are currently selected
xFilesSelected: {
0: '%{smart_count} file selected',
1: '%{smart_count} files selected',
uploadingXFiles: {
0: 'Uploading %{smart_count} file',
1: 'Uploading %{smart_count} files',
processingXFiles: {
0: 'Processing %{smart_count} file',
1: 'Processing %{smart_count} files',
// The "powered by Uppy" link at the bottom of the Dashboard.
poweredBy: 'Powered by %{uppy}',
addMore: 'Add more',
editFileWithFilename: 'Edit file %{file}',
save: 'Save',
cancel: 'Cancel',
dropPasteFiles: 'Drop files here or %{browseFiles}',
dropPasteFolders: 'Drop files here or %{browseFolders}',
dropPasteBoth: 'Drop files here, %{browseFiles} or %{browseFolders}',
dropPasteImportFiles: 'Drop files here, %{browseFiles} or import from:',
dropPasteImportFolders: 'Drop files here, %{browseFolders} or import from:',
'Drop files here, %{browseFiles}, %{browseFolders} or import from:',
importFiles: 'Import files from:',
browseFiles: 'browse files',
browseFolders: 'browse folders',
recoveredXFiles: {
0: 'We could not fully recover 1 file. Please re-select it and resume the upload.',
1: 'We could not fully recover %{smart_count} files. Please re-select them and resume the upload.',
recoveredAllFiles: 'We restored all files. You can now resume the upload.',
sessionRestored: 'Session restored',
reSelect: 'Re-select',
missingRequiredMetaFields: {
0: 'Missing required meta field: %{fields}.',
1: 'Missing required meta fields: %{fields}.',


Light or dark theme for the Dashboard (string, default: 'light').

Uppy Dashboard supports “Dark Mode”. You can try it live on the Dashboard example page.

It supports the following values:

  • light — the default
  • dark
  • auto — will respect the user’s system settings and switch automatically


Automatically open file editor for the file user just dropped/selected.
If one file is added, editor opens for that file; if 10 files are added, editor opens only for the first file.

This option supports the following values:

  • null - the default
  • "metaEditor" - open the meta fields editor if meta fields are enabled.
  • "imageEditor" - open @uppy/image-editor if the plugin is enabled.


Enabling this option makes the Dashboard grayed-out and non-interactive (boolean, default: false).

Users won’t be able to click on buttons or drop files. Useful when you need to conditionally enable/disable file uploading or manipulation, based on a condition in your app. Can be set on init or via API:

const dashboard = uppy.getPlugin('Dashboard');
dashboard.setOptions({ disabled: true });

userNameInput.addEventListener('change', () => {
dashboard.setOptions({ disabled: false });


Disable local files (boolean, default: false).

Enabling this option will disable drag & drop, hide the “browse” and “My Device” button, allowing only uploads from plugins, such as Webcam, Screen Capture, Google Drive, Instagram.


Callback for the ondragover event handler.


Callback for the ondrop event handler.


Callback for the ondragleave event handler.



Dashboard also has the methods described in UIPlugin and BasePlugin.


Shows the Dashboard modal. Use it like this:



Hides the Dashboard modal. Use it like this:



Returns true if the Dashboard modal is open, false otherwise.

const dashboard = uppy.getPlugin('Dashboard');
if (dashboard.isModalOpen()) {



You can use on and once to listen to these events.


Fired when the Dashboard modal is open.

uppy.on('dashboard:modal-open', () => {
console.log('Modal is open');


Fired when the Dashboard modal is closed.



  • file — The File Object representing the file that was opened for editing.

Fired when the user clicks “edit” icon next to a file in the Dashboard. The FileCard panel is then open with file metadata available for editing.



  • file — The File Object representing the file that was edited.

Fired when the user finished editing the file metadata.


These are the plugins specifically made for the Dashboard. This is not a list of all Uppy plugins.