Compact date input
A compact date input lets people enter a short date within a form.
When to use
Use a compact date input:
- when asking users for a date they already know, or can easily find (like their expiration date)
Don't use a compact date input:
- when asking for a full date with day, month and year (use the date input instead)
- when asking users for multiple dates, such as a range, or a start and finish date (use date lookup instead)
- Include an information message if you have evidence that users need more context.
Label copy should:
be no more than 3 words
be a noun that describes the information the user needs to enter (and not a verb)
Information message (optional)
Information message copy should:
be a single sentence
give some extra context to help the user enter the right information