How to Design a Tooltip with TailwindCSS [No JavaScript]

Adding a tooltip is a great way to minimize less important information on the page. You can design a tooltip without using any JavaScript code. TailwindCSS group are very helpful in these situations.

Designing a Tooltip with TailwindCSS Only

There are two steps to designing a tooltip in TailwindCSS. The first step is to create a container with group class and the second is to add functionality that will display a tooltip only when a user hovers over the element.

Step 1: Adding Container and Tooltip Link

The following code adds a container for the tooltip with a simple span element that will display the tooltip when being hovered. The group class creates a group for the tooltip container.

Step 2: Adding Tooltip and Displaying When Hovered

The following code adds a new div container with an invisible class. This container will have the content for the tooltip. When a user hovers the span used as a link the tooltip container will be visible because of the group-hover:visible class.

You can check the working example of the tooltip and also see the screenshot below.

tooltip in tailwindcss

By using group modifier in TailwindCSS, you can also create other useful components like dropdown menus.


You can design an effective tooltip component in TailwindCSS without using JavaScript. The group modifier help to achieve this behavior with ease. You can use this tooltip in any project without ever worrying about the framework being used.

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