Flexbox – React Native

i am new to react native and i am trying to make a chat app layout. enter image description here

As you can see in screenshot that i have attached, i want text box to take as much space as the text in it. For example, if i send ‘Hi’, it should only be stretched as much space ‘Hi’ needs. If i send a long text, then it should stretch and take as much space as that text is. Like it happens in almost all texting apps.

The text box code is:

        <View style={styles.containerSent}>
          <View style={{flex: 3}}>
            <Text style={styles.message}>{item.message}</Text>
          <View style={{flex: 1}}>
            <Text style={{textAlign: 'right', color: 'white'}}>


  containerSent: {
    flex: 1,
    maxWidth: '70%',
    // minWidth: '30%',
    marginTop: 20,
    paddingTop: 20,
    paddingHorizontal: 10,
    paddingBottom: 10,
    borderWidth: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#6F2232',
    borderRadius: 20,
    alignSelf: 'flex-end',
    flexDirection: 'row',
    justifyContent: 'space-between',
    // justifyContent: 'flex-end',

  message: {
    color: 'white',
    fontSize: 15,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    textAlign: 'left',
    alignSelf: 'stretch',

  image: {
    width: 15,
    height: 15,
    marginLeft: 20,
    marginBottom: 5,
    alignSelf: 'flex-end',


How I have implemented this is that I removed flex: 3 and flex: 1 from both the elements so that they don’t expand to take the max space, and I added flexShrink: 1 to the text, so that it always shrinks keeping the right element intact.

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