Spinner

Spinners are used to notify merchants that their action is being processed. For loading states, spinners should only be used for content that can’t be represented with skeleton loading components, like for data charts.


Examples

Use to notify merchants that their requested action is being processed.

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<Spinner size="large" color="teal" />
Name
Type
Description
color
enum
Color of spinner
size
enum
Size of spinner
accessibilityLabel
string
Accessible label for the spinner

Purpose

Put the merchant first by identifying the problem they face and the component that helps them solve it.

Problem

When a merchant completes an action on a page like clicking a button, it’s unclear if the app is working to complete the action.

Solution

Spinner notifies the merchant that the request has been received and is being processed.


Best practices

The spinner component should:

  • Notify the merchant that their request has been received and the action will soon complete.
  • Be used in conjunction with skeleton loading to represent non-typographic content. For example, line graphs on the Merchant analytics dashboard.
  • Not be used to give feedback for an entire page load.
  • White can only be used with small spinners on actionable components like buttons.

Content guidelines

Accessibility label

Spinner accessibility label should:

  • Accurately explain the state of the requested action. For example, “Loading”, “Submitting”, “Processing.”
  • Use as few words to describe the state as possible.