Welcome to the developer docs for tldraw, a React library for creating whiteboards and other infinite canvas experiences. These docs are for the 2.0 version which is currently in alpha.

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What can I do with tldraw?

You can use the Tldraw React component to embed a fully featured and extendable whiteboard in your app. See the CodeSandbox for a minimal example.

For multiplayer whiteboards, you can plug the component into the collaboration backend of your choice. Check out our Yjs example to see how you might use tldraw together with Yjs.

You can use the Editor API to create, update, and delete shapes, control the camera—or do just about anything else. You can extend tldraw with your own custom shapes and custom tools. You can use our user interface overrides to change the contents of menus and toolbars, or else hide the UI and replace it with your own.

If you want to go even deeper, you can use the TldrawEditor component as a more minimal engine without the default tldraw shapes or user interface.

How do I learn tldraw?

In addition to the docs on this website, we provide many examples in the tldraw repo that demonstrate different ways of using the tldraw library. You can view them running here; or else you can clone the tldraw repo and start a local development server to see them in action.

You can ask questions and get help on our Discord channel or in our Github issues.


Found a bug or want to request a feature? Create an issue here. To connect with the team and other users, join us on our Discord. To follow along with updates, you can also subscribe to our Substack newsletter or follow us on Twitter/X.


Our open source libraries are licensed and distributed under Apache-2.0.

Our plan is to keep these libraries permissively licensed while we develop a commercial offering for teams who want more from tldraw. If you're planning to use use tldraw in a commercial product, please reach out at hello@tldraw.com.