I'm building a blog interface and I need a button to represent my copy URL link action in my blog post pages. The button will be side by side with other social media share icons. I'm trying to decide between these 3 options. Which one is the most intuitive?
Copy to clipboard button is a relative new think compared to other internet and computer functionalities. So everyone is still "teaching" this process by including
Icon + Text
Options A & B
Options A & B will satisfy your needs only if they are accompanied by the link itself or a "Copy Link" text.
This proves it can be intuitive without any icon
Option C should be used when you have two ways of copying to clipboard. For example: Copying content itself or content's URL as image below.
Your option A is a mere "Copy" button. It's like a
Ctrl + C shortcut and it's not specifically related to links.
Your option B is a
hyperlink button. Which is related to URL's for sure, but sometimes it's used in
Create hyperlinks actions.
You should go with Option C, which combines the two actions. Hyperlink AND Copy.