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Popover are similar to tooltip but varies in the fact that Popover can have multi line information about the target element.


GEL provides designers with a popover that is displayed next to the help icon.

Popover types


Popover demo


  • Popover should be used in conjunction with the help icon to provide extended information for the target element.
  • The informatin provided in a popover is not necessarily critical for the user to act upon.
  • Popover is an actionable overlay, therefore requiring user to click the icon to dipslay the popover.
  • Popover can be dismissed by either clicking the close icon that comes with the component or when clicking outside.

When to use

  • When you don’t want to lose the context but still would like to provided extended information to the user.
  • Should be used to provide short summaries about the target element.

When not to use

  • Use tooltip if its not multiline and requires no extra information.
  • Consider using modal if you are displaying critical information that require action to complete the task.


Popover consideration

Designer assets

Hey Designers, please find the Figma assets here. If you want permission to access the file, please contact GEL Community.

Developer API


Popover component is specific to GEL only and is not available in PrimeVue.