How to Use OpenAI API in ReactJS to Create a Text Summarization Tool

Ayyaz Zafar
5 min readApr 2, 2024


In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to harness the power of OpenAI’s API to create a text summarization tool using ReactJS. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a fully functional application that can condense long passages of text into concise summaries. We’ll be utilizing Tailwind CSS to style our application and make it visually appealing. So, let’s dive in and start building!


Step 1: Setting Up the React Project First, open your terminal and navigate to the directory where you want to create your project. Run the following command to create a new React project with Tailwind CSS:

npx create-react-app my-app
cd my-app

Step 2: Installing and Configuring Tailwind CSS Now, let’s install Tailwind CSS as a dev dependency. In your terminal, run:

npm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer
npx tailwindcss init -p

Next, replace the contents of your tailwind.config.js file with the following: