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Welcome screen

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The Welcome screen is the first thing your respondents will see when opening your typeform; it tells them about the identity of the author and the purpose of the typeform itself (a survey, a contact form, a quiz, a contest, a guest list …).

Like a book’s cover, a Welcome screen is the face of your content and a useful tool to entice your audience. That’s why we recommend you get all the juice out of the Welcome Screen builder to brand up your typeform as much as possible.

Welcome Screens can include:

  • Text, description and hyperlinks: if you add a URL either to your welcome text or description, we will automatically add a hyperlink to them.
  • An image, an animated GIF or a video: a logo, a picture, a commercial, a showreel, etc. See the article Add images, animated GIFs and videos for detailed information.

Example of a typeform with a Welcome screen:

How to skip the Welcome screen using the URL

In some situations you will do the “audience enticement” outside of the typeform itself, e.g in a mailing campaign or a blog post; therefore, you may need a way to skip the Welcome screen whilst maintaining it available in situations where you’re just sharing a link, e.g in a tweet.

The method is easy: just add the following string to the end of the typeform’s URL and … voilà! The Welcome screen will be skipped.

?typeform-welcome=0

Test it using the above typeform:

https://example.typeform.com/to/adZWiq?typeform-welcome=0

If you are using Hidden Fields in your typeform, append the following string instead:

&typeform-welcome=0
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Get your typeform off to a great start with a Welcome Screen. Like the cover of a book, you can use it to entice your audience with a nice image, explain the purpose of your typeform, who you are, and more.

Welcome Screen

1. To add a Welcome Screen to any typeform, open it from your Workspace, then click the Blocks menu icon. At the top of this menu, you’ll see the Welcome Screen block:

2. Click this icon, or drag and drop it into your typeform:

3. You can now write the text to your welcome screen, and add the following if you want:

Description: click this toggle to add additional text to your welcome screen. This is useful for adding extra information or instructions.

Piping: if your typeform has Hidden Fields, you can use Piping in your text to include information from them. So if you already know a respondent’s name, you can add it here. Click the +Add button, and you can choose from all your available variables.

Image: click to add an image. You can use JPEG, PNG, static and animated GIFs. The maximum size is 2MB. The maximum width is 800 pixels – if your image is wider, it will be automatically resized to this.

Video: you can include a link to any video uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Simply paste the URL, then use the slider to choose the size you want. You can include a video or an image, but not both!

Button: this allows you to change the text in the Start button, up to 24 characters. Turn off the button if you want to keep your typeform online, but closed to new submissions.

How to skip the Welcome Screen.

If you’re sharing your typeform in an email campaign or promotional article, you may want people to skip the Welcome Screen. You can do this while keeping the Welcome Screen live for other respondents.

To do this,  just add the following string to the end of the typeform’s URL and… voilà! The Welcome screen will be skipped.

?typeform-welcome=0

Test it using this typeform:

https://example.typeform.com/to/adZWiq?typeform-welcome=0

If you are using Hidden Fields in your typeform, append the following string instead:

&typeform-welcome=0

Use this annotated URL in your email , or shared on social media etc, wherever you want people to jump past the Welcome Screen.