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Breadcrumbs Component

Display users' location within the app.

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Depending on the complexity of your project, you may want to include the Breadcrumb component to show users where they are and how they got there. For example, in the Applicant Tracker below, the Breadcrumb component shows that the current page is called Elise Beverley and that the user got to that page from the Applicants screen.

The Breadcrumb menu can also be used as navigation. Clicking on Applicants will take the user back to that screen.

Use case of the Breadcrumbs component

Use case of the Breadcrumbs component

The breadcrumb menu is a very common navigation tool in websites, especially complex ones where you can get to the same page from different locations. For example, in the image below you can see the same screen, but the user got to that screen via the Pipeline tab.

Example of navigating to the same page from different tabs

Example of navigating to the same page from different tabs


Ideally, the Breadcrumb component will be in the same location on every screen in your project — that way it will act as a consistent navigation item that users can rely on — just like the navigation menu. However, it's fine not to have it on the top level of your tabs.

This means that you will need to add it to every screen manually, so it's important to know how to configure it.

The Breadcrumb component itself does not have any configuration. It just shows the screen titles as a path. For example, below, the user is on the Schedule tab. Because the title of that tab is called Schedule. If you changed the title of that tab to ‘Elephants' or ‘Cars' - the Breadcrumb component would update.

When a user visits a different page of an item, the breadcrumb component will keep the name of the screen they came from and then show a second value for the current screen. For example, here you see the word Hugo Saavedra because that is the title of the current screen.

If you want the component to display a different value, you can change the value for the title of your screen. For example, here, we have changed the title of the details screen to read from the position name instead.

Changing the title of the page

Changing the title of the page

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