Breadcrumbs were invented back in 1997 and are a simple way to help users navigate the pages of your website. When you create links, breadcrumbs can be placed below each link so that when someone follows those hyperlinks it will lead them on their journey through your site without getting lost or disoriented.

They function as visual markers for where they have been before arriving at this page which makes navigation easier for both people browsing the web with a smartphone screen or using desktop computer browser tabs since there is no need to scroll up every time an internal webpage has loaded; all screens display these same five elements: file name (often shortened), directory path, protocol type (usually http:// but may also show https:// if enabled) relative URL.

Updated on May 7, 2021