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.
Research on this component
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Get in touch
If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion share it in #govuk-design-system on cross-government Slack (open in app) or email the Design System team on email@example.com