A hint is in-app messaging that provides a one-step reminder, explanation, or call to action for a page or modal.

For information on other forms of on-screen help, see Tooltip and Popover.


Use hints to share information about an interaction or prerequisite step that might not be immediately obvious to the user.

blue hint at the top of an application page

Content considerations

Use full sentences with punctuation. Include relevant links to documentation when necessary.

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