Hooks in React have been available since the version 16.7.0-alpha. They are functions that allow you to use React state and a component's lifecycle methods in a functional component. Hooks do not work with classes. If you are familiar with React, you know that the functional component has been called as a functional stateless component. Not any more.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.crowdbotics.com/p/d7a59d34-3197-42e7-a2ae-af85b27bc3d7/