Bulk actions

Bulk actions

Use bulk actions when applying the same action to many items in a list.

When a user selects one or more items in a list, actions that can be done to every selected item are shown in the top actions area. Actions that apply to only one item remain inline with that item.

Bulk action selection example on a list

If pagination is being used, a “Select all” button and selection across all pages should be available.

If you have more than three bulk actions, consider putting the bulk actions into an actions menu.

Bulk actions are in an actions menu

If bulk actions cannot be undone, provide a dialog confirming user’s action.

Other types of lists follow the same interaction patterns as grids.

Bulk actions in a fat list Bulk actions in a tiled list

Last updated: May 2019