What Is a Togle?

In computer technology, a toggle is a switch that has two positions, on and off. For example, the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys are toggle switches that change the way a keyboard works.

Togles are a great tool for enabling users to update preferences, settings, or other types of information. They help users choose between two opposing values that affect the state of content or a view.

There are many different types of toggles, including switch and checkbox toggle styles. iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS all support these styles.

When implementing toggles, use direct labels to ensure that your users understand what they are turning on or off. In addition, be sure that the user experience is consistent throughout the product.

For example, if you are using a toggle button to allow customers to see an article’s content, the label should describe what it will do when it’s on and off. This includes ensuring that the color of the toggle button is appropriate for that context and providing visual cues to indicate the direction in which it is moving.

In addition, it’s important to consider the cultural context of your users. Toggling buttons can sometimes look jarring or confusing, especially for non-native English speakers.

A toggle that hides article IDs would make the editor a lot cleaner to read, and would improve the casual user’s experience when copy-pasting a mention. Additionally, a page-wide toggle that hides the Edit Article icons on articles could also be useful.