Heading

Headings are used as the titles of each major section of a page in the interface. For example, card components generally use headings as their title.

Examples

Use for the title of each top-level page section.

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Props

children
React.ReactNode
The content to display inside the heading
element
"h1" | "h2" | "h3" | "h4" | "h5" | "h6" | "p"
The element name to use for the heading

Accessibility

A clear and consistent heading structure helps merchants who have difficulty with reading or language. It also helps screen reader users to navigate the page using keystrokes that are custom to their screen reader.

Use the element prop to determine the specific HTML element that’s output for the heading. The component defaults to a level 2 heading (<h2>). Use a different value for the element prop if a different heading fits the context better.

Learn more about writing helpful headings and subheadings.

Do

Use headings to support the hierarchy and structure of the page.

Don’t

Use headings for style alone.

Typographic heading

Use for the title of each top-level page section.

Typographic heading

Accessibility

See Material Design and development documentation about accessibility for Android:

Typographic heading

Use for the title of each top-level page section.

Typographic heading

Accessibility

See Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and API documentation about accessibility for iOS:

Best practices

Headings should:

  • Clearly describe the section of interface they refer to
  • Highlight the most important concept or piece of information merchants need to know
  • Sit at the top of the section of interface they’re referring to

Content guidelines

Heading

Headings should be:

  • Informative and descriptive:
    • They should label the type of content grouped in the interface below
  • Concise and scannable:
    • Use simple, clear language that can be read at a glance
    • Keep headings to single sentence and avoid using punctuation such as periods, commas, or semicolons
    • Avoid articles (the, a, an) in microcopy headings to keep content short and actionable
    • Write in sentence case (first word capitalized, the rest is lowercase)

Microcopy headings should be easy for merchants to scan and understand instantly.

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Conversational headings for areas like empty states and home cards are the only cases where you should use articles.

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