Angular is a widely-used front-end framework, it provides the ability to build complex applications with ease. FontAwesome is an icon library that provides an extensive range of Icon fonts that can be used in your applications. In this article, we will walk you through the process of installing and using Angular FontAwesome.


There are two main ways of installing Angular FontAwesome; using npm or manually. We will go through both methods.

Installation using npm

Step 1: Install npm

Before we get started, ensure you have npm, Node.js installed on your system.

Step 2: Install Angular FontAwesome using npm

Enter the below command in your command prompt or terminal to install Angular FontAwesome.

npm i @fortawesome/angular-fontawesome

Installation manually

Step 1: Download Angular FontAwesome

Download the Angular FontAwesome files locally on your machine. You can download the files from the FontAwesome website ( or GitHub.

Step 2: Add files to your project

Copy the downloaded files and add them to your project in a folder called FontAwesome.

Alternatively, you can also include the FontAwesome CSS and JavaScript files separately in your index.html file.


Once you have successfully installed Angular FontAwesome, you can now use it in your application.

Step 1: Import the module

Open the app.module.ts file and import the FontAwesomeModule as shown below:

import { FontAwesomeModule } from ‘@fortawesome/angular-fontawesome’;

Then, add the FontAwesome to the imports array.

declarations: [ AppComponent ],
imports: [ BrowserModule, FontAwesomeModule ],
bootstrap: [ AppComponent ]
export class AppModule { }

Step 2: Using in component

Once you have imported the module, you can use the FontAwesome icons in your components by adding the fa-icon tag.



In the above example, we have added the coffee icon of the FontAwesome Icons.

You can also customize the size and color of the icons using CSS.


Q1) How can I install another version of FontAwesome using Angular?

To install another version of FontAwesome using Angular, you need to uninstall the previously installed version and then install a new version using npm. To uninstall, use the below command:

npm uninstall @fortawesome/angular-fontawesome

To install a new version:

npm i @fortawesome/fontawesome-free

Q2) Can I use FontAwesome Icons outside of Angular applications?

Yes, FontAwesome Icons can be used in any web project by downloading and including the necessary CSS and JavaScript files.

Q3) Can I use my custom icons with Angular FontAwesome?

Yes, you can use your custom icons with Angular FontAwesome. You need to create your custom SVG icons and use them in your projects.


In this article, we have discussed how to install and use Angular FontAwesome in your applications. We have also covered the FAQs about using FontAwesome with Angular. We hope this article will guide you in using FontAwesome with Angular applications.

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