Fontawesome is a popular icon library that provides icons in web fonts and svn files for integration into different applications.
Fontawesome latest version
Font awesome latest version is 6.0.0.
It comes to a lot of new icons and changed existing icon names and the latest changes summary
7000 new icons were added and a total of 14000 icons exist.
Lot of icons were renamed and have support for old names using an alias.
It added think styles with already existing style types solid, Regular, Light, and Duotone. -Support new animation types - flip, bounce, spin, and fade. fa-bounce, fa-shake animations are added
Added CSS custom properties such as font family, color, the inverse color of an icon, and many more.
You can create your icon with the new version.
Updated the latest icons to all dependent libraries such as React and VueJS
How to update fontawesome to the latest version
Below are ways to upgrade fontawesome to the latest in an application using npm, yarn, and bower.
To install the latest free fontawesome icons
npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-free
For paid uses, Run the below commands
npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-pro
Below command runs latest using bower package
bower install --save font-awesome#latest