React Helmet is a popular npm package used for managing the head section of your React application. It allows you to dynamically update the meta tags, title, and other elements in the head of your HTML document based on the current state of your application. This is particularly useful for improving SEO, social sharing, and managing the appearance of your application in search engine results.
Compared to manually manipulating the head section, React Helmet provides a convenient and declarative way to manage the document head in a React application. It supports server-side rendering and integrates well with popular React frameworks like Next.js and Gatsby.
React Helmet is actively maintained and widely used in the React community. It is not marked as deprecated or legacy, and there are no specific recommendations to use alternative libraries.