Why Text Buttons Hurt Mobile Usability

The usability standards for buttons are higher for mobile apps than desktop apps. With a smaller screen and finger navigation, mobile buttons must be easy to tap, read, and recognize. Most solid buttons meet this standard, but text buttons rarely do. Before you use text buttons on your app, here’s what you should know.

Text Buttons Are Harder to Tap

A finger is larger than a mouse cursor. Placing it over a smaller target feels awkward for users. Their finger covers the button’s text with no visual cue to confirm if the…