How To Install Yarn On Mac

Yarn is a fast, reliable, and secure dependency management tool widely used in modern web development. This blog post will guide you through the steps to easily install Yarn on your Mac.


You need to have Node.js installed on your Mac before installing Yarn. You can check if you have Node.js installed by typing the following command in your terminal:

$ node -v

If Node.js is installed, the version of your Node.js will be displayed. If not, you can download it from the official Node.js website.

Installing Yarn

There are a few different ways to install Yarn on Mac. Here we’ll focus on two methods: Homebrew and npm (Node Package Manager).

Method 1: Install Yarn using Homebrew

Homebrew is a popular package manager for MacOS. If you haven’t installed Homebrew yet, you can do so by opening your terminal and pasting the following command:

/bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL”

After Homebrew is installed, you can install Yarn by running the following command:

$ brew install yarn

Method 2: Install Yarn using npm

You can also install Yarn using npm. However, please note that this method is discouraged as it can lead to problems due to the use of the global installation option. If you still want to proceed with npm, run the following command:

$ npm install -g yarn

Verifying Yarn Installation

Once you’ve installed Yarn, you should verify that it’s been installed correctly. You can check your Yarn version with the following command:

$ yarn –version

If Yarn is installed correctly, the version of your Yarn will be displayed.


That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Yarn on your Mac. This powerful tool provides a faster, more secure way to manage your project’s dependencies, so you can focus more on writing code and less on setup and configuration.