We have an application that allows users to write posts/articles. Within this application, there are a couple features that require users to upgrade.
I think it's reasonable for the upgrade button to link to a new tab because it's quite disruptive to their flow - in other words, when someone has already put together a lengthy post, clicking on the upgrade button will prompt them to save their work, otherwise, they could lose their changes. Is that a deterrent to upgrading?
I thought of adding a "new tab" icon to the button to indicate that this upgrade will open a new tab, but it feels pretty non-standard to me; I don't think I've seen a button with a "new tab" icon. Maybe a plus sign or something else, but not a new tab, and also the fact that the icon is after the label, not before (e.g. a button like [ + Add ] ). Or is it just me?
- Is the upgrade button with the "new tab" icon non-standard?
- Are there other ways to indicate that this button opens in a new tab? Or is it even necessary to denote that?