Question types

You have a wide range of question types and fields to choose from. Whether you’re doing market research, taking job applications online, registering attendees for an event, or getting customer feedback, you have all the tools you need in Typeform.

You will find the question types in the Build panel of your typeform:

  1. Log into your Typeform account at https://admin.typeform.com/
  2. Select a Workspace
  3. Select a typeform and open it by clicking on it or
  4. Create a new typeform (see how here)
  5. You are now in the Build panel of the typeform where you can edit your form

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You can build your typeform simply dragging the question type(s) into the box  Drag & drop questions here  and you can reorganize your questions by simply dragging the question and moving it up or down, as demonstrated below:

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Here is a complete list of question types with a short description:

Short text: for short answers (a word or a short sentence), such as name, title, city, etc.

Long text: for open-ended questions that require long-text answers. Good for essays if you’re a teacher, or more in-depth research. Note that you can limit the amount of characters (and the maximum character limit is 999).

Long text prompt

Statement: this is not a question so don’t expect answers here. It provides a space to add extra content (with text and an image or a video) to your typeform, so use it to make a pause, introduce a new section of the typeform, or to give some explanation.

Note, that for design (and stylistic) purposes Typeform designers chose to only include the first set of (“) for statement. You can find a toggle bar that allows you to disable the quotation mark. You can then choose to add your own in the text, or leave it blank.

Dropdown: for close-ended questions that offer a long (8+) list of possible answers to choose from.

Email: to collect email addresses.

Legal: for terms of service and conditions acceptance.

Number: for numerical answers. Note that it only accepts integers (whole numbers), and does not accept negative numbers (-1, etc). Includes the option of choosing a range of valid values. For phone numbers and ZIP codes you MUST use short text field.

File upload: to let your respondents add files to your typeforms. Good for job applications. Note that this is a PRO Feature. You can learn more about this question type from this article.

Multiple choice: in case you want to offer a range of possible answers to a question (you can also enable multiple selections if you want). To learn more about this question type take a look at the dedicated article: Multiple choice question.

Picture choice: similar to Multiple choice questions, but uses images as answers instead of text. Makes your typeform *pop*. To learn more about this question type take a look at the dedicated article: Picture choice question.

Question group: creates an “umbrella question” to add questions from other types inside. It’s helpful to organize questions related to the same topic. To learn more about this question type take a look at the dedicated article: How to use Question groups.

Yes/No: usually for polar questions (yes-no questions).

Rating: a visual way to rate something on a scale. Refer to this article to learn about the details: Rating.

Date field: to capture dates. See the article Date field for more details.

Opinion scale: to measure attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale, such as Net Promoter Score®. Refer to this article to learn about the details: Opinion scale.

Website: to collect a website address.

Payment (Stripe): to collect payments within your typeform. Note that this is a PRO Feature. Refer to this article to learn about the details: Payment field (Stripe integration).

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