Bottom Navigation

Bottom navigation bars allow movement between primary destinations in an app.


Bottom navigation bars display three to five destinations at the bottom of a screen. Each destination is represented by an icon and an optional text label. When a bottom navigation icon is tapped, the user is taken to the top-level navigation destination associated with that icon.

When to use

Bottom navigation should be used for:

Bottom navigation shouldn’t be used for:

Representing destinations

The way bottom navigation destinations are represented can depend on how many are used:


Bottom navigation icons can include badges in their upper right corner. These badges can contain dynamic information, such as a number of pending requests.

Landscape view

On mobile (in landscape mode) or tablet, bottom navigation destinations can be positioned horizontally instead of stacked. In this case, it’s recommended that destinations are evenly distributed across the entire bar.