Many users do not fully understand the functions of various user interface (UI) elements they see on their device screens. Traditional computers provide contextual information about UI elements in the form of a tooltip, e.g., that appears upon the user hovering the mouse pointer over a specific UI element. However, such a mechanism is absent in devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc. that rely on touch input screens without the use of a traditional mouse or other input mechanisms. This disclosure describes mechanisms that enable a user to seek and obtain interactive multimedia guidance about any user interface presented on the screen of such devices.

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