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My first typeform

Welcome to Typeform! It’s an easy-to-use tool for collecting data, feedback, and more. We want to make data collection as easy and conversational as possible – this article shows you the basics.

1. First up, you’ll need a free Typeform account. Here’s how to set one up.

2. Log in to your account, and you’ll land in your Workspace. We’re going to build a typeform from scratch. Hit the + Create typeform button:


3. In the menu that comes up, click Start from scratch. Later, you can try building a typeform with one of our templates - or even have us create a typeform for you, based on the questions you'd like to ask! 


4. Now we can start building. Click the + button to choose your first question. A menu will appear, where you can choose which question type you'd like to use.


Typeform might recommend some question types to you. These recommendations are based on how you answered the welcome questionnaire when you first joined Typeform. For example, if you told us you'd be using Typeform to collect leads, you might see recommendations for question types related to contact information. 

5. I want to make a simple contact form, so I’ll start with a Short Text question, to ask for people’s names. As you type in your question, you’ll see what your typeform will look like:


6. To move on to your next question, click the + symbol.

You can also duplicate or delete your questions by clicking the three dots icon:


Let’s choose a Multiple Choice question. I want to ask people how they are feeling. To make it more personal, I’ll use the name they entered in the previous question.

Type in your question, and where you want to use the name from question 1, just type an @ symbol. This will allow you to recall information from another question in your typeform. Here we just have one option “What’s your name”. Click that and it will appear in your question:


7. I’ll finish up this simple typeform with a Long Text question, where people can write me a message. Click + and choose Long Text from the question list. Type in your question, and we’re done!


Your typeform is now ready to share!

By default, when you hit Publish, anyone with the URL can now view and answer it.

You can test your typeform using the View button. Click this, and a preview of your creation will pop up:


You can now try out your typeform:


To close it, click the back arrow in the top left corner.

Note! Make sure to send respondents a link to the published version of your form. The URLs of the preview and published versions are different, and you can only collect results for published typeforms.


Typeforms have an Autosave feature, so your work is saved automatically. When you've finished building a typeform, click Publish to make it 'live', so you can share it online.

If you want to edit your typeform after publishing it, we have you covered. You can make changes to your typeform, and they will be saved automatically. But the changes will not appear on your live typeform until you click Publish again. Find out more.


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