Togle is a user-interface component that can help you update preferences, settings, and other types of information. Togles can be used in a variety of ways, including collapsible toggles and accordions, as well as pop-up panels.
A toggle is a switch that has two positions, on and off. Toggles are a good choice when you need to control a system feature or preference that has a default state.
In software, toggles are commonly used in options menus to control a system’s settings and preferences. They also serve as a way to switch between different screens when video chatting with two friends at once.
For this reason, toggle switches should be able to change states quickly and easily. This requires visual cues and standard design.
Use a high-contrast color to signal the on and off positions. This contrast ensures that users can quickly and easily distinguish the difference between on and off.
Labels are essential to a toggle switch’s functionality. The labels should describe what the toggle controls, as well as its current state. The label should be short and direct, with limited words to avoid confusion.
Managing toggles is an ongoing challenge for many teams. Savvy teams seek to keep the inventory of toggles as low as possible.
When a toggle is no longer needed the team should be proactive in removing it from the codebase. Some teams create “expiration dates” on toggles to make it easy to remove them from the codebase as soon as the feature is no longer required.