Togle is a toggle switch that has two positions, on and off. It’s a popular user-interface component for controlling preferences, settings, and other types of information.
Toggle is a word that means “to switch from one state to another.” It’s often associated with computer technology and hardware, but it can also be used as a verb. For example, the keyboard’s Caps Lock and Num Lock keys are toggles, meaning that just by pressing them you can change their function.
Visualize Toggle States
When designing a toggle you should choose the appearance that best communicates the state it controls. This includes color, text descriptors, and other elements that help people understand the difference between the different states.
Use a high-contrast color for the on position and a low-contrast color for the off position. This will help users make the correct decision without having to think too hard about it.
In general, you should only use a toggle when a user needs to make a clear choice between two opposing states. Otherwise, a button or other user-interface element may be more appropriate.
Savvy teams understand that feature toggles come with a carrying cost and seek to limit the number of toggles in their codebase. To do this they are savvy about testing and proactive in removing toggles that are no longer needed.
A Permissioning Toggle is a toggle that controls whether a service instance can be accessed by premium users only. This is an important tool for managing a feature that is not available to all users, but it should only be used as part of automated tests or as a manual exploratory exercise.