Learn more about the Toast prompt
The toast notification, or toast prompt, is an animation feature that allows a message to ‘pop up’ on screen, whether in an app or on a website.
Typically, these notifications act as alerts or messages, often to make a user aware of a system action or update. Taking up minimal space in an attempt to gain attention but not distract the user, a toaster notification occupies a set amount of space on the screen without disrupting current user experience. Usually, toast prompts disappear on their own after a period of inactivity.
Why use the toast prompt?
A toast design can give an update on the processes of an app, or the progress of an app or system downloading or updating. Unlike a snackbar notification, toast prompts do not require user interaction, and have the bonus of being relatively unobtrusive.
The Toast prompt is useful because they not only attract the user’s attention to an action, but they are also temporary. They don’t take too much space on the screen and disappear without the user needing to engage with them. Usually, toaster alerts have a text label, and minimal to no icons.