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


The Joy UI Link component replaces the native HTML <a> element and accepts the same props as the Typography component, as well as MUI System props.

<Link />



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

The Joy UI Link behaves similar to the native HTML <a>, so it renders with an underline by default and has no background color on hover.

The demo below shows the two basic states available to the Link: default and disabled. Don't forget to always assign an href value:

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The Link component supports Joy UI's four global variants: plain (default), soft, outlined, and solid.

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The Link component comes with all the Typography levels to choose from.


Every palette included in the theme is available via the color prop. Play around combining different colors with different variants.



Use the underline prop to control how the underline behaves on the Link component. It comes with three values: hover, always, and none.

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Use the disabled prop to disable interaction and focus:

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Overlay prop

Use the overlay prop to make an entire component clickable as a link. The demo below shows how to use that with the Card component, ensuring proper accessibility.

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As a button

To use the Link component as a button, assign the button value to the component prop. This can be useful in two situations:

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

Usage with Typography

The Link component can be used as a child of the Typography component. In this situation, the Link will inherit the typographic level scale from its Typography parent, unless you specify a value for the level prop on the Link itself.


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Third-party routing library

The sections below explain how to integrate the Link component with third-party tools that have their own comparable component.

Next.js Pages Router

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


When using target="_blank" with links to pages on another site, the Google Chrome Developers documentation recommends adding rel="noopener" or rel="noreferrer" to avoid potential security issues.

  • 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. Note that removing the referrer header will affect analytics.


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

  • Copywriting: Avoid generic words as calls to action, such as "click here" or "go to". Instead, use descriptive text to inform the user about what they'll find when they click the link.
  • 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.

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.