Tabs allow users to alternate between equally important views within the same context. By dividing content into meaningful sections, they improve its organization and make it easy for users to navigate.

Default markup

Use tabs to let users access different sections within one context quickly and with ease. In the default design, the current tab is highlighted, which makes the interface clear and user-friendly.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex1" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab">Home</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex1" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab">Profile</a>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex1">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex1">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Tabs with icons

Add icons to your tab labels, if you want to use a visual element and make the tab content easier to identify.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex2" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code with class="mr-2" -->
        Home</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex2" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code with class="mr-2" -->
        Profile</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item ml-auto">
      <a href="#tabs-settings-ex2" class="nav-link" title="Settings" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex2">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex2">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-settings-ex2">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Tabs only with icons

Use tabs without label names to save space and make the tab content easy to recognize for international users.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex3" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex3" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item ml-auto">
      <a href="#tabs-settings-ex3" class="nav-link" title="Settings" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex3">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex3">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-settings-ex3">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Tabs with dropdown

Make one or more of your tabs into a dropdown to add more options within one element.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex4" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab">Home</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex4" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab">Profile</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item dropdown">
      <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" data-bs-toggle="dropdown" role="button" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown</a>
      <div class="dropdown-menu">
        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">
          Action
        </a>
        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">
          Another action
        </a>
      </div>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex4">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex4">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Full-width tabs

Add the nav-fill class to make the tabs take up the full space of the parent element.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs nav-fill" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex5" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex5" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-activity-ex5" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex5">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex5">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-activity-ex5">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Alternate style

Use the nav-tabs-alt class to make the labels display in capital letters.

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<div class="card">
  <ul class="nav nav-tabs nav-tabs-alt" data-bs-toggle="tabs">
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-home-ex6" class="nav-link active" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code with class="mr-2" -->
        Home</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
      <a href="#tabs-profile-ex6" class="nav-link" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code with class="mr-2" -->
        Profile</a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item ml-auto">
      <a href="#tabs-settings-ex6" class="nav-link" title="Settings" data-bs-toggle="tab"><!-- SVG icon code -->
      </a>
    </li>
  </ul>
  <div class="card-body">
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div class="tab-pane active show" id="tabs-home-ex6">
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      </div>
      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-profile-ex6">
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      <div class="tab-pane" id="tabs-settings-ex6">
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      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>