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Long Text

A long text field is one of the best options for open-ended questions. Most surveys and forms can include a question that requires long answers. Let’s take a closer look and see how you can utilize long text questions in your forms 📃

What is a short text field?

A short text is a specific form field to be used when the visitors have to type their answers manually. As its name suggests, a short text is a perfect solution for short answers. If you believe that your guest can or should write more, you may consider adding a long text field to your forms.

What does a short text field offer?

You have several options once you add a long text to your form and ask your question. With only a few clicks, you can:

  • Set limits for minimum and maximum length for answers
  • Insert your custom placeholder
  • Get value from URL and make it unchangeable or hidden (see more about this feature)
  • Make the question required for submission
  • Choose a default answer in case the question goes unanswered by the visitor
  • Upload an image or a video 

You can visit the following articles to learn how to use other text fields or selection fields for simple questions.