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The Link component allows you to customize anchor tags with theme colors and typography styles.


The Link component represents the HTML <a> element. It accepts the same props as the Typography component, as well as the system props.

<Link />



After installation, you can start building with this component using the following basic elements:

import Link from '@mui/joy/Link';

export default function MyApp() {
  return <Link>Hello world!</Link>;

As a button

To use the Link as a button, assign the button value to the component prop. It's useful doing it in two main situations:

  1. The link doesn't have a meaningful href.
  2. The design looks more a link rather than a button.
  onClick={() => {
    // ...process something
  Do something

With a typography

Link can be used as a child of the Typography component. In that case, the link component will inherit the typographic level scale from its typography parent, unless a value for the level prop is specified.


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With a card

Using the Link component as a card title, with the overlay prop, ensures proper accessibility when the whole card is clickable.

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When using target="_blank" with links, it's recommended to always set rel="noopener" or rel="noreferrer" when linking to a third-party content.

  • rel="noopener" prevents the new page from being able to access the window.opener property and ensures it runs in a separate process. Without this, the target page can potentially redirect your page to a malicious URL.
  • rel="noreferrer" has the same effect, but also prevents the Referer header from being sent to a new page. ⚠️ Removing the referrer header will affect analytics.


Here are a few tips for ensuring an accessible link component, based on WAI-ARIA.

  • Copywriting: Avoid generic words as call to action, such as "click here" or "go to". Instead, use descriptive texts.
  • Design: For a good user experience, links should stand out from the text on the page. Keeping the default underline="always" behavior is a safe bet.
  • Href: If a link doesn't have a meaningful href, it should be rendered using a <button> element.

Third-party routing library

Here's how you can use the link component with libraries that also provide their version of it.


Here is an example with the Link component of Next.js:

import NextLink from 'next/link';
import Link from '@mui/joy/Link';

<NextLink href="/docs" passHref>
  <Link>Read doc</Link>

React Router

Here is an example with the Link component of React Router:

import { Link as RouterLink } from 'react-router-dom';
import Link from '@mui/joy/Link';

<Link component={RouterLink} to="/docs">
  Read doc

Common examples

Examples showcasing how to compose designs with the Link component and others as decorators.


See the documentation below for a complete reference to all of the props and classes available to the components mentioned here.