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Discussion on: What is localStorage?

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Joel N. Walkley

Thanks! Lots I didn't know here, especially about the limitations. One use I had was for users to see a live version of their edits to a profile before committing them. That way if they wanted to return to edits they could without updating the underlying data.

I've been wondering - what are the limitations of using localStorage as if it were global state in a React app (say for folks who want to avoid Redux)?

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Ellaine Tolentino Author

I tried to use locaStorage as a global state on a project, and it doesn’t automatically reflect the updates or changes in state unlike using Redux or there was somewhat of a delay since it needs to getItem then setItem and then return it.

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