There is often confusion around radio buttons and checkboxes. Use a radio button when your question has only one answer. Use a checkbox when your question has multiple answers.
Like dropdowns, radio selectors allow the user to select an item from a set of options.
Which of these would bother you the most?
- Use if there’s a single answer.
- Only use radio selectors when there are fewer than 10 options and it’s helpful to see them all at once. Otherwise, use a dropdown.
- Stack them vertically instead of horizontally. This keeps the options scannable.
- Don’t use radio buttons to select multiple answers.
Checkboxes allow a user to select none, one, or more than one selection.
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- Use checkboxes when more than one item can be selected.
- As with radio selectors, stack checkbox items vertically.
- Don’t use checkboxes if only one selection is desired.