How to use Question Groups (Classic builder)
The Question Group is a simple tool to create an umbrella question with sub-questions inside. Use it to organize your typeform into chapters or to segregate data by relevance.
1. Adding a Question Group to your form is very easy: click on Add your first/a new question, then choose Question Group from the drop-down menu, just like you’d do with any other question:
2. A Question Group is only happy if it has content! Write the header text for your group, then add your first question by clicking the grey ? 1a box (highlighted below). This will open Question Settings. Click the Select a question dropdown menu to choose your first question.
3. Write your first question, then click the small + to add more:
4. When you’ve added all the questions you want, that’s it! If you want to add more to your typeform, click the big + button to add a Thank You Screen, or any other question type outside your Question Group.
You can click on the question type icons and drag them around to change the order within the Question Group, as well as add Logic Jumps or Calculator as you would with any question. You can also drag questions out of the Question Group if you need to.
Warning! If you delete the Question Group header, you will lose all the questions it contains. A warning will appear if you try, but be careful as you can’t undo this! If you want to delete a Question Group but keep the content, first drag each question out of the group, and then delete the header.
Note! You cannot convert an existing question into a Question Group by clicking on its question type icon. To use Question Groups, you have to start a new question (following the steps above).
Use a Question Group to collect address or shipping details
Let’s say you want to collect address details for an order form or online shop. Check out this example typeform;
To do this, use a Question Group as above, name the header shipping details, then add in your questions:
Collecting results from Question Groups
The title of your Group will not be included in downloaded results. You’ll only see results for each question within your Question Group. This is because a Question Group doesn’t collect results itself, it just groups other questions together. So, if you have two Question Groups in your typeform, like this:
When you download your results to a spreadsheet, you’ll see this:
As you can see, the individual question results are included, but there are no additional columns for the Question Groups.
What else can you use Question Groups for?
There’s a ton of things you can do with them. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Build Matrix or grid questions.
Combine it with Logic Jumps to create Repeated fields.
Make a quiz with different question segments.
Segregate test questions in a Job application.
Take a look at our survey questions guide for more tips.