Links allow user to navigate to another in-app page or external URLs.



When navigating to a page in an application powered by React Router, Link component from React Router is used instead of <a> tag to avoid a full page reload.

Note that you still set path via a href prop, not to, as you would when using React Router's Link component directly.

When an absolute URL is provided, it's treated as an external link. External links open in a new tab.



  • When navigating to a different page within the app that doesn't require user input.
  • When navigating to an external URL.


  • If navigating to a different page that requires user input, use a button instead.
  • If clicking a link performs an action while staying on the same page.





Link URL.



Link text.



If true, the link will open in new tab

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