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What the difference between the 2 menu icons: 3-dots (kebab) and 3-lines (hamburger) [Resolved]

What the difference (if there is any...) between these 2 menu icons?

1) 3 lines (a.k.a burger icon)
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2) 3 dots (a.k.a kebab icon)
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Question Credit: Gil Epshtain
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Asked July 11, 2019
Posted Under: UI UX
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I was referring iOS and Android design guidelines and they never mention the 3 dot icon as "kebab menu".

In Android, they call it Overflow menu whereas in iOS they term it as More.

For reference: Android - https://material.io/design/components/app-bars-top.html#anatomy

iOS - https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/icons-and-images/system-icons/#tab-bar-icons


credit: Luciano
Answered July 11, 2019
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