Checkout Extensions - Hide on Mobile - Is it possible?

Checkout Extensions - Hide on Mobile - Is it possible?

sdevscotland
Shopify Partner
6 0 4

Hello, 

 

I'm exploring Checkout Extensions - I have a use case where we want a custom checkout extension to show on Desktop but we do not want it to show on Mobile (because it feels too crowded and distracting).

 

Is there a way to target checkout extensions only for desktop or mobile?

 

e.g. what is the equivalent approach of:

 

 

@media screen and (max-width:749px) {

.checkout-bar-thing {

display:hide;

}

}

 

 

I can't find this in the docs but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. Thank you.

https://shopify.dev/docs/apps/checkout

Replies 11 (11)

ezekielp
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

We have the same question. It looks like there's a `Layout` API for admin UI extensions: https://community.shopify.com/c/extensions/checking-if-extension-editor-is-in-mobile-or-desktop-view...

 

But I don't see anything for checkout UI extensions. Will something become available? Or are we missing something in the docs?

Liam
Shopify Staff
2862 313 816

Hi Sdevscotland, 

 

I've connected with the product time on this, and it does seem that Checkout Extensions don't have a built-in feature to prevent loading based on screen size. Extensions should be designed to be responsive and work across all device sizes. There is no equivalent to a media query that can be used to prevent an extension from rendering on mobile screens.

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sdevscotland
Shopify Partner
6 0 4

Hi Liam,

 

I appreciate you checking on this and clarifying, thanks! - For the product team if they read this: my use case is for discount/loyalty apps - on some device sizes repeating those blocks is useful to remind customers to apply their points etc, others it is just distracting/overwhelming.

ezekielp
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

Hey Liam, I also appreciate your response. I have a follow-up question: You said, "Extensions should be designed to be responsive and work across all device sizes" -- is there a way to detect inside a checkout UI extension what size the window is? That would be the only way to make the extension responsive, right? That's what we're looking for -- a way to detect the window size inside a checkout UI extension. I'm pretty sure the `window` object is `undefined` in checkout UI extensions, and I didn't see a Shopify API for them that would expose the window size separately.

Liam
Shopify Staff
2862 313 816

Hi Ezekielp,

 

It's not possible to access the `window` object from within checkout extensions unfortunately. 

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ezekielp
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

Understood. Thanks for clarifying, Liam

cwveysey
Shopify Partner
7 0 1

Liam,

 

Good morning! And thank you as always for your help here.

 

"I've connected with the product team on this, and it does seem that Checkout Extensions don't have a built-in feature to prevent loading based on screen size...There is no equivalent to a media query that can be used to prevent an extension from rendering on mobile screens"

 

When convenient, can you please confirm - did the product team happen to communicate whether or not this is on the roadmap? Confirmed that this has been requested by a few of our merchant partners.

matchstick_devs
Shopify Partner
1 0 1

I figured out a work around for this by using the StyleHelper along with the <BlockLayout> component. My task was to create a banner that was only visible on mobile. I imagine something similar could be achieved with other components, but this solution below worked for me...

function Extension() {

  return (
    <BlockLayout
      rows={Style.default([60]).when(
        { viewportInlineSize: { min: 'medium' } },
        [0]
      )}
    >
      <View overflow="hidden">
        <Banner title="mobile-order-summary-reminder"></Banner>
      </View>
    </BlockLayout>
  ); 

 Basically, if the screen is larger than "medium" make the single row 0px in height, otherwise make it 60px. Giving the <View> component `overflow="hidden"` is important to avoid wonky-ness.

Hope that helps!

alexifrim
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

This is a good workaround, but sadly, when hidden, it'll keep the extra spacing inside the container.

An alternative is to get the user agent on the server side, assuming you send any requests from the extension to your own backend. Based on that, we can hide/show/customize a banner based on the operating system.

 

While it makes sense to restrict access to the window, I think it would be appropriate to provide access to the user agent, at least (e.g. through a `use..` hook similar to how we access settings and everything else).

tyuzu
Shopify Partner
20 0 0

Hello @sdevscotland , Do you have any idea why the UI extension is not showing on mobile devices? It's displaying on desktop, though.

 

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tyuzu
Shopify Partner
20 0 0

Hello @sdevscotland , Do you have any idea why a UI extension is not showing on mobile devices? It's displaying on desktop, though.