Back links are a great way to help the user navigate backwards in a linear task flow. They are especially useful for wizards, sequential forms, or transactional work flows.
Key takeaways and talking points
Provide a back link you have a flow of information with step by step process
Don’t use them on regular pages that have breadcrumbs
Use the word “Back” instead of “Previous”
What about mobile?
Up for discussion, users typically will use the back button on their phone to go to the previous page. This works because they are hierarchical. Keep it on mobile since back button hides
Font-size should be 14px or more.
Stylize as a secondary button stacked under primary CTA with an arrow pointing left, label it “Back”