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Embed your typeform

Want to share your typeform on your website? Typeform includes several options for embedding in whatever format works best for you.

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Warning! Embedding typeforms on websites using the insecure and unencrypted HTTP protocol is not supported. Make sure to embed your form on an HTTPS website, where the data flow between the client and the server is secured by encryption. If you don't have an HTTPS website yet, you can obtain an SSL certificate from your hosting company.

To get started, log in to your Typeform account, open the typeform you want to embed, and click on the Share panel, where you can see our embed options:

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Above, you can see the six main embedding options: Standard, Full pagePopupSlider, Popover, and Side tab. (Front-end developers can also check out our Embed SDK.)

Alternately, if your typeform hasn't been published yet, click Publish from the Create panel to view a pop-up menu with the same embedding options available on the Share panel. 

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Read on to learn more about each of the six embed options.

After clicking on an embed option from the Share panel or Publish menu, you'll be directed to a page where you can switch between different embed modes and toggle between desktop and mobile previews. 

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Standard embed

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A standard embedded typeform will load in your website wherever you decide to put it. You can see a preview of your embedded typeform in the main panel on the right.

You can change the height and width of your typeform, and you can also choose to hide the progress bar or the header.

Clicking Get the code will generate your embed code, based on the settings you’ve chosen. Read on to find out about your embed options and settings.

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Tips! If you move from the Share panel before clicking Get the code, you will lose your embed settings.

Transparency

You can make your typeform background totally transparent, or opaque. Choose a value between 0% and 100%: 0% is totally opaque, and 100% is totally transparent. Use the slider to select your transparency

This GIF shows three subtly different transparencies. Try experimenting with your site!

Hide progress bar

By default, the progress bar appears on your embedded typeform. Toggle the On button if you want to remove this.

Hide typeform header

The header appears when you have a Question group, or a long question that you need to scroll through to answer, like a Multiple Choice question. An example is highlighted below:

To disable this, just toggle the switch to On.

Once you’ve chosen your embed settings, you can grab the code by clicking Get the code. Simply paste this into your web page code to embed the typeform.

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Warning! If you want to change any embed settings (such as the height or width of your typeform) after embedding your typeform, you have to copy the code again from here, then replace it on your site.
You can edit your typeform (adding or removing questions, changing design etcetera) without affecting this code.

Full-page embed

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Click on Full-page and you can see how your typeform will look, and grab the code from the panel beneath. There are no settings for full page embedding. Here’s an example.

Popup 

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On the right you can see a preview of how your popup will appear.

The Design menu lets you edit your Popup's appearance:

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First, you can choose whether to use a Large, Medium or Small popup using the Popup size dropdown menu:

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You can then edit the Button text, Button Color, Font size, Border radius, Change button to text, and Hide progress bar and header.

Type whatever text you want in the Button text field, up to 24 characters, to change what appears on the button:

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Click the Color dropdown to choose the color of your button. You can use the two color panels to choose manually, or enter a specific hex color code.

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The Border radius slider allows you to give the button more or less rounded corners. 0% gives you squared edges, whereas 100% gives you semi-circular edges.

Here’s what it will look like at 0%, 50% and 100%:

Click Change to text link to show text instead of a button. You can choose the text and font size using the slider. Remember, your text font is chosen in the Design tab:

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You can choose to hide the progress bar and the header (only displayed when you use a Question Group). Here’s what you see with the header and footer enabled:

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And with the header hidden:

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Slider

Here you can set everything detailed in the Popup section (see above), but instead choose whether your typeform slides in from the right or the left of your site:

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Popover

In this mode, you can edit the popover button people will hit to open your typeform. Choose the button color to match your site, and upload a custom icon if you want: 

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Side tab

For this feature, you can edit the tab text, which says Launch me by default. You can also add a custom icon.

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Grab your embed code

When you’ve chosen your embed settings, simply click the Get the code button:

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Warning! Please use the exact code from this embed feature – we cannot guarantee typeforms will work correctly if you use your own custom embed code.

Text sizes for embedded typeforms

When you embed a typeform, our robots automatically resize the text to adapt to smaller spaces.

Depending on the space available, the text of a typeform will be shown in the following sizes: Large (default), Medium or Small.

The rules for determining different sizes are based on the following conditions:

  • if width of typeform > 800px = Large
  • if width of typeform < 800px = Medium
  • if width of typeform < 550px = Small
  • if height of typeform < 450px = Small

If you view your typeform on a mobile device, and you’re seeing a symbol prompting you to turn your screen, it is likely your typeform is embedded with too large a size to view on mobile. In this case, double check the width and height of the embed. To improve your experience on mobile, you may also want to check the content of the typeform and segment large amounts of text into smaller questions if possible.

Hidden Fields with embedded typeforms

Embedding a typeform using Hidden Fields? No problem! When you have Hidden Fields set up, they will automatically be included in your embed code. This article explains how to use them.

Embedded typeforms on mobile

By default, Typeform displays embedded typeforms on mobile as full-screen pop-ups to improve user experience. These pop-ups contain a placeholder start screen with the name of the typeform and a launch button.

You can override the pop-up with a small edit to your site code. After embedding the typeform, find the embed's location in the code. After the "data-tf-widget" attribute, add the snippet "data-tf-inline-on-mobile". Your code should look something like this:

<div data-tf-widget="ABCDEF" data-tf-inline-on-mobile></div>

This will show your typeform as an inline embed on mobile. The placeholder start screen will no longer appear - instead, respondents will see your typeform's Welcome Screen, if it has one.  

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