Above answers are correct. But simply this worked for me



React + TypeScript inline util method:

const navigateToExternalUrl = (url: string, shouldOpenNewTab: boolean = true) =>
shouldOpenNewTab ?, "_blank") : window.location.href = url;


The answer from @gunn is correct, target="_blank makes the link open in a new tab.

But this can be a security risk for you page; you can read about it here. There is a simple solution for that: adding rel="noopener noreferrer".

<a style={{display: "table-cell"}} href = "someLink" target = "_blank" 
rel = "noopener noreferrer">text</a>


Most Secure Solution, JS only

As mentioned by alko989, there is a major security flaw with _blank (details here).

To avoid it from pure JS code:

const openInNewTab = (url) => {
  const newWindow =, '_blank', 'noopener,noreferrer')
  if (newWindow) newWindow.opener = null

Then add to your onClick

onClick={() => openInNewTab('')}

To be even terser in react, you can directly return a function

const onClickUrl = (url) => {
  return () => openInNewTab(url)


For Typescript + React, here is what these would look like:

export const openInNewTab = (url: string): void => {
  const newWindow =, '_blank', 'noopener,noreferrer')
  if (newWindow) newWindow.opener = null

export const onClickUrl = (url: string): (() => void) => () => openInNewTab(url)

The third param can also take these optional values, based on your needs.


You have two options here, you can make it open in a new window/tab with JS:

<td onClick={()=>"someLink", "_blank")}>text</td>

But a better option is to use a regular link but style it as a table cell:

<a style={{display: "table-cell"}} href="someLink" target="_blank">text</a>

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