A dialog is a modal window that appears in front of an app to display task information that requires an immediate user response.

A dialog can be an alert, which requires user interaction. It can also be a selection or confirmation dialog, which requires a user to make or confirm a choice. The dialog retains focus until it’s dismissed or the required action is taken. Because dialogs are interruptive, they should be used sparingly.

Dialogs are related to toasts (both are members of the Dialog family of components), but they differ in purpose and priority, as shown below.

Component Purpose Priority
Toasts Displays an informative message. Doesn’t require user interaction. Disappears after 8 seconds. Low
Dialog Displays information and task options that require user interaction. A dialog retains focus until a user responds. High


Dialogs contain informational text and UI controls that request a user response.

1. Dialog background
2. Card header
3. Content area
4. Card action area


Dialog without title

Dialog with title

Dialog with centered title

Scrollable dialog


OEMs can reflect their brand by customizing the following aspects of dialogs:

  • Fonts
  • Styling of active, inactive, and disabled buttons
  • Button dimensions and placements

Design system provides guidance for customizing components using layout, color, typography, and sizing.


Dialog with title - day
Dialog with title - night
Scrollable dialog - day
Scrollable dialog - night
Dialog in action