Display a short message, known as a notification "toast".

The toast appears in the app's bottom-right corner and disappears after four seconds.


st.toast is not compatible with Streamlit's caching and cannot be called within a cached function.

Function signature[source]

st.toast(body, *, icon=None)


body (str)

The string to display as Github-flavored Markdown. Syntax information can be found at: https://github.github.com/gfm.

This also supports:

  • Emoji shortcodes, such as :+1: and :sunglasses:. For a list of all supported codes, see https://share.streamlit.io/streamlit/emoji-shortcodes.
  • LaTeX expressions, by wrapping them in "$" or "$$" (the "$$" must be on their own lines). Supported LaTeX functions are listed at https://katex.org/docs/supported.html.
  • Colored text, using the syntax :color[text to be colored], where color needs to be replaced with any of the following supported colors: blue, green, orange, red, violet, gray/grey, rainbow.

icon (str or None)

An optional, keyword-only argument that specifies an emoji to use as the icon for the toast. Shortcodes are not allowed, please use a single character instead. E.g. "🚨", "🔥", "🤖", etc. Defaults to None, which means no icon is displayed.


import streamlit as st

st.toast('Your edited image was saved!', icon='😍')

When multiple toasts are generated, they will stack. Hovering over a toast will stop it from disappearing. When hovering ends, the toast will disappear after four more seconds.

import streamlit as st
import time

if st.button('Three cheers'):
    st.toast('Hooray!', icon='🎉')

Toast messages can also be updated. Assign st.toast(my_message) to a variable and use the .toast() method to update it. Note: if a toast has already disappeared or been dismissed, the update will not be seen.

import streamlit as st
import time

def cook_breakfast():
    msg = st.toast('Gathering ingredients...')
    msg.toast('Ready!', icon = "🥞")

if st.button('Cook breakfast'):

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