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Reusable components built to provide alerts, button groups, cards, input groups, media objects, navigation, and much more.


Small and adaptive badges for adding context to just about any content.

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Badges scale to match the size of the immediate parent element by using relative font sizing and em units.

Example heading New

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Example heading New

Example heading New

Example heading New
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<h1>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h1>
<h2>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h2>
<h3>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h3>
<h4>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h4>
<h5>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h5>
<h6>Example heading <span class="badge">New</span></h6>

Badges can be used as part of links or buttons to provide a counter.

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">
Notifications <span class="badge">4</span>

Note that depending on how they are used, badges may be confusing for users of screen readers and similar assistive technologies. While the styling of badges provides a visual cue as to their purpose, these users will simply be presented with the content of the badge. Depending on the specific situation, these badges may seem like random additional words or numbers at the end of a sentence, link, or button.

Unless the context is clear (as with the "Notifications" example, where it is understood that the "4" is the number of notifications), consider including additional context with a visually hidden piece of additional text.

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">
Profile <span class="badge badge-danger">9</span>
<span class="sr-only">unread messages</span>

Contextual Variations

Add any of the below mentioned modifier classes to change the appearance of a badge.

Conveying Meaning to Assistive Technologies

Please refer to the Accessiblity notes about conveying meaning with color.

Basic Badges:

Default Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger

Anchor Badges:

Default Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger

<strong>Basic Badges:</strong>
<span class="badge">Default</span>
<span class="badge badge-primary">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-success">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-info">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-warning">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-danger">Danger</span>

<strong>Anchor Badges:</strong>
<a href="#" class="badge">Default</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-primary">Primary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-secondary">Secondary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-success">Success</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-info">Info</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-warning">Warning</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-danger">Danger</a>

Pill Badges

Use the .badge-pill modifier class to make badges more rounded (with a larger border-radius and additional horizontal padding).

Default Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger
<span class="badge badge-pill">Default</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-primary">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-secondary">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-success">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-info">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-warning">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-danger">Danger</span>

Outline Badges

Just like our buttons, you can get badges that are not quite as bold by using the .badge-outline-* contextual color modifier classes. You can also combine this with the .badge-pill class.

Outline Badges:

Default Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger

Anchor Outline Badges:

Default Primary Secondary Success Info Warning Danger

<strong>Outline Badges:</strong>
<span class="badge badge-outline">Default</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-primary">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-secondary">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-success">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-info">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-warning">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-outline-danger">Danger</span>

<strong>Anchor Outline Badges:</strong>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline">Default</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-primary">Primary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-secondary">Secondary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-success">Success</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-info">Info</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-warning">Warning</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-outline-danger">Danger</a>