A Ticker is a narrow window of moving text displayed at the bottom of a computer screen.
Its short, snappy format is ideal for conveying bite-size chunks of information, and for signposting and hyperlinking to more detailed content within its headline.
Also known as a scrolling newsfeed, a Ticker allows the reader to scan headlines while working within other applications.
It can be set to stay on screen permanently until clicked, or to reappear at scheduled intervals.
Headlines are usually set to repeat in the scrolling bar to ensure they are not missed.
An internal desktop news ticker pushes important news and updates to employees without them having to stop what they're doing. This gives them the latest, most accurate information on-the-spot without having to exit out of an application and therefore lose valuable productivivity.
A Ticker is typically used for short updates, delivered as ‘news headlines’. Examples include:
Desktop ticker with multiple clickable headlines