next/head

Examples

We expose a built-in component for appending elements to the head of the page:

import Head from 'next/head'

function IndexPage() {
  return (
    <div>
      <Head>
        <title>My page title</title>
        <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, width=device-width" />
      </Head>
      <p>Hello world!</p>
    </div>
  )
}

export default IndexPage

To avoid duplicate tags in your head you can use the key property, which will make sure the tag is only rendered once, as in the following example:

import Head from 'next/head'

function IndexPage() {
  return (
    <div>
      <Head>
        <title>My page title</title>
        <meta property="og:title" content="My page title" key="title" />
      </Head>
      <Head>
        <meta property="og:title" content="My new title" key="title" />
      </Head>
      <p>Hello world!</p>
    </div>
  )
}

export default IndexPage

In this case only the second <meta property="og:title" /> is rendered. meta tags with duplicate name attributes are automatically handled.

The contents of head get cleared upon unmounting the component, so make sure each page completely defines what it needs in head, without making assumptions about what other pages added.

title, meta or any other elements (e.g. script) need to be contained as direct children of the Head element, or wrapped into maximum one level of <React.Fragment> or arrays—otherwise the tags won't be correctly picked up on client-side navigations.

We recommend using next/script in your component instead of manually creating a <script> in next/head.