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Jetpack Compose Integration for Android

This guide provides instructions on how to integrate Instabug's Bug Reporting, Crash Reporting, and App Performance Monitoring features into your Jetpack Compose application. Following these steps, you can capture and report bugs and crashes from your Compose UI.

Integration Methods

There are two ways to integrate Jetpack Compose with Instabug:

  • Automatic Approach - We detect the screens if you are using the Compose Navigation library.
  • Manual Approach - You define each screen using an API.

Common Integration Steps

For both the manual and automatic approach, you must use these common integration steps:

For Bug Reporting & Crash Reporting only

implementation "androidx.compose.ui:ui:$compose_version" 
implementation "com.instabug.library:instabug-compose:x.x.x"

For Bug Reporting, Crash Reporting, & APM

implementation "androidx.compose.ui:ui:$compose_version" 
implementation "androidx.compose.foundation:foundation:$compose_version" 
implementation "com.instabug.library:instabug-compose-apm:x.x.x"


Minimum & Maximum Compose UI and Foundation versions

The minimum supported compose.ui and compose.foundation version is 1.1.0, and the maximum supported version is 1.5.0 for SDKs below 13.0.0. Starting from SDK version 13.0.0 the minimum supported compose.ui and compose foundation versions 1.5.0.


All compose.ui and compose.foundation versions below 1.1.0 are not supported and using them may cause your app to crash.


For APM:

The SDK will be responsible for laying out the application’s UI to be able to measure the performance of the composable screen.

IBGScreen is a UI composable that could be considered a Box UI, as it provides Box scope to its children. It has the below signature:

fun IBGScreen(screenName: String, modifier: Modifier = Modifier, content: @Composable BoxScope.() -> Unit)

Automatic Approach


Please note that the Automatic Approach only works if you are using the Compose Navigation library.

If you are using Compose Navigation, you can capture Compose View Names, User Interactions and their performance out-of-the-box without any code change. You will just need to add these configurations to your Gradle - build.gradle file:

classpath "com.instabug.library:instabug-plugin:x.x.x"

plugins { 
id 'com.android.application' 
id 'instabug' }

instabug {

To enrich the data captured in user Interactions (User Steps and Repro steps), please apply IBG’s compiler extension plugin In app build.grade and configure the compatible extension version to the Kotlin version used:

plugins {
    id 'instabug-compiler-extension'
instabug {
    compilerExtension {
        version = "x.y.z"

Configuration Block

You can configure the compiler extension as follows:

instabug {
    compilerExtension {
        version = "x.y.z" // the compiler extension version to use
        enableComposeAutoTagging = {true/false} // whether to enable or disable Composable(s) auto tagging
        enableDebugLogs = {true/false} // whether to enable debug logs
        suppressCompatibilityCheck = {true/false} // whether to bypass compatibility checkor not


Minimum & Maximum Compose Navigation versions

The minimum supported Compose Navigation version is 2.4.0, and the maximum supported version is 2.6.0 for SDKs below 13.0.0. Starting from SDK version 13.0.0, the minimum supported Compose Navigation version is 2.7.1 and the maximum is 2.7.6.

Manual Approach

Define Screen Names

In order to track and identify screens in your Compose app, you‘ll need to define screen names using the IBGScreen function. The screen name will correspond to the current view in your app, and Instabug will use the latest UI component to update screens.

Example usage of IBGScreen in a Compose UI:

fun HomeScreen() {
    IBGScreen(screenName = "Home Screen") {
        Box {
           // Your Compose UI code goes here

Replace "Home Screen" with a descriptive name that represents the screen you're integrating Instabug with. Make sure to use unique screen names for each screen in your app.

Jetpack Compose Support

We currently support the following products:

  • Bug Reports
  • Crashes
  • User Steps that happened inside a Compose View
  • Repro steps (including interactions) that happened inside a Compose View
  • App launches and screen loading Compose view performance
  • Network calls that happen on a Compose view

We currently don't support the following features:

  • Auto masking of screenshots captured by Repro Steps
    • Accordingly, we’d highly recommend disabling Repro Steps with screenshots in case you’re using Jetpack Compose on your app


Minimum SDK Version

Supporting Jetpack Compose requires a minimum Instabug Android SDK version of 12.1.0.