When building apps on Thunkable, Screens function like blank pages in a book. They allow you to display different components and information.

Understanding Screen Blocks

when Screen1 Starts




Fires when the Screen is first opened

when Screen1 Opens




Fires anytime the Screen is opened

when Screen1 BackButtonPressed




Fires when the physical or on-screen back button is pressed. (Android only)

in Screen1 call ToggleDrawerMenu




Opens or Closes the drawer menu, if available. Must be used in conjunction with the Drawer Navigatorโ€‹

Space Elements Horizontally

The Horizontal Alignment property allows you to space elements in a Screen horizontally

Space Elements Vertically

The Vertical Alignment property allows you to space elements in a Screen vertically

Add a Background Color or Picture



Background Color

Default (none). Select any color using the color picker, RGBA or HEX value

Background Picture

You can upload a background image to your app or reference an image url e.g.beaver-yellow.png

Background Picture Resize Mode

This determines how to resize the image when the frame doesn't match the raw image dimensions.

  • Cover: Fills the entire screen without changing the height and width ratio of the image

  • Contain: The entire image will be scaled down to fit inside the screen, without changing the height and width ratio of the image

  • Stretch: The image's height will change to fill the screen length-wise

  • Repeat: Repeat the image to cover the screen. The image's height and width ratio

    will not change

  • Center: Positions the image in the middle of the frame

Enable Scrolling




Default (false). Indicates whether the screen is scrollable. For scrollable to work, you must also set your screen height to fit contents and the components in your screen must have heights set in absolute pixels

Hide (or show) Status Bar



Show Status Bar

Default (true). If set to false, hides the top status bar

Set Orientation



Screen Orientation

Default (all). You can fix the screen orientation to portrait and landscape

Save Screen

Thunkable allows you to reuse a screen, and its associated blocks, in multiple projects with the "Save to My Screens" feature. You can find the save screen button at the top of the properties for every screen component in your app.

Name Your Screen

It's important that when you save your screen you use a descriptive and memorable name that describes what your screen does. The example below is for a sign in screen, which is something that often get reused across multiple projects.

Add a New Screen

Once you've saved a screen, any time you click the + button to add a new screen you will be given the option to add a blank screen or to "Copy from My Screens".

Choose a Saved Screen

Simply choose the screen that you want to add in and click the "Copy" button to proceed.