Split buttons are CTAs that trigger additional options similar to dropdown buttons but differs in the functionality part where split button always has a default action while dropdown does not.
There are eight different vairants of split buttons available in GEL.
- Secondary split buttons are for actions that are of less value similar to secondary button but with additional actionable items.
- Similar to dropdown buttons, consider using a tiered menu when the user selects or clicks the dropdown icon.
When to use
- Split buttons are to be used when an action needs to be a default action and other available actions can be organized inside the dropdown button.
When not to use
- If there is no default action and all the options has the same weightage in priority, consider using a dropdown instead.