Dates – Do you provide the date and time of change as a tooltip?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 1 month ago.See history

Displaying the date and time of change as a tooltip when users hover over the time of change can be an effective approach for interfaces with limited space or when providing both pieces of information together could lead to confusion. Tooltips allow users to access additional information about the context of the date and time of change without cluttering the main interface.

bad example for no date on tooltip while hovering
Figure: Bad example – Cannot find date or time in tooltip on hover

good example date and time change on tooltip
Figure: Good example – On hover, Facebook shows the date and time

good example sugarlearning date time on tooltip
Figure: Good example – Date change on hover over time of change for sugarlearning item

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