How to create a tooltip


Hi, I’m new to Balsamiq can somebody educate me on displaying a tooltip when cursoring to a specific button, option etc.


Hi Shihan_omobio. Balsamiq is a page based tool, so you can’t have such small interactions. It is a (awesome) pen&paper replacement - not a rich and shiny prototyping tool as Axure, Framer, …

There is no option for “mouseover” you can only link to another page on click and show the wanted behaviour on this new page.


Hi @Shihan_Omobio and thanks for reaching out about this.

As @heringsfilet mentioned, this is not something you can achieve in our little tool which has low interactivity on purpose.

The Linking feature might help you to demonstrate click-through prototypes indeed, as detailed here.

That being said, if you are looking for more interactivity in your workflow, this page should help you to determine if our little software is the best fit for you and will point you in the right direction in case you need something different: How Does Balsamiq Compare to Other UI/UX Tools?

Hope this helps! :slight_smile: