The breadcrumbs component helps users to understand where they are within a website’s structure and move between levels.
When to use this component
Use the breadcrumbs component when you need to help users understand and move between the multiple levels of a website.
When not to use this component
Do not use the breadcrumbs component on websites with a flat structure, or to show progress through a linear journey or transaction.
If you’re using other navigational elements on the page, such as a sidebar, consider whether your users need the additional support of breadcrumbs.
How it works
The breadcrumbs component should include the user’s current page, which should be visually different from the other links in the breadcrumb.
Help improve this page
To help make sure the Breadcrumbs page is useful, relevant and up to date, you can:
- share research or feedback about the Breadcrumbs component on GitHub
- propose a change to this page – read more about how to propose changes in GitHub
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