Text links are used in paragraphs when part of the text needs to be actionable.

To implement TextLink component into your project you'll need to add the import:

import TextLink from "@kiwicom/orbit-components/lib/TextLink";

After adding import into your project you can use it simply like:

<TextLink>Hello World!</TextLink>


Table below contains all types of the props available in TextLink component.

Name Type Default Description
children React.Node The content of the TextLink.
component string \| React.Node "a" The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
dataTest string Optional prop for testing purposes.
external boolean false If true, the TextLink opens link in a new tab.
href string The URL to link when the TextLink is clicked.
icon React.Node The displayed icon.
onClick event => void \| Promise Function for handling onClick event.
rel string The rel of the TextLink. See Functional specs
size enum The size of the TextLink. See Functional specs
tabIndex string Specifies the tab order of an element
type enum "primary" The color type of the TextLink.


size type
"small" "primary"
"normal" "secondary"

Functional specs

  • When the external is specified, noopener and noreferrer values will automatically added to attribute rel for security reason.

  • The default size of the TextLink is inherited from parent element, e.g. TextLink is wrapped in Text component. Use size prop only when you need to set it explicitly.