survey feature- Smart field: NameSmart field: Name

When you use the Name smart field to ask for your respondents’ names or other kinds of names, only characters that are used in names will be allowed. People can’t type numbers or special characters, such as symbols (@, #, €, numbers, etc…) that are not used in names (with the exception of the following characters: . , – ’ which may exist in names too). It also will auto capitalize the first letter of words that erspondets are typing, to provide more convenience. This verification will also make sure that you collect high-quality data with your surveys.

This field is smart enough to work with any language, not just Western languages. So, even if you are doing a survey in a non-Western language, make sure to use this field to ask for names.
Names are very sensitive pieces of personal information, maybe even more sensitive than emails. People won’t like it if you publish them publicly or share them with others. They trust you when giving you their personal information, and you should respect their trust and privacy. Treat this data with absolute care, especially if you want to export your survey’s statistics to your Google Drive.



After adding a smart Name question to your form, click or tap on it to activate the Edit Mode and access the settings panel. You can easily customize the smart Name question. Name question offers the following customization possibilities:


By enabling this settings, you will demand the respondents to answer this question. This means when this setting is ON, respondents have to type their names to be able to continue to the next page of your survey, or submit it. If they don’t fill in their names, we will visually notify them that they cannot continue to next page or submit the survey, before answering the question. Read more about when you ‘should’ or ‘should not’ require respondents to answer questions in your online questionnaires.


Enabling this setting will allow you to add a large, edge-to-edge image right under the question. If your question needs further explanation using a picture or illustration, you can easily upload it here. Read more about best practices of adding pictures to survey questions.

Additionally, you can add a custom link to the picture after you upload one. Linked images can act as banners, helping you promote something or add incentives for your respondents to finish a survey. They can also help you create download links, or lead users to other pages or your other surveys. Read more about adding links pictures in your survey.


Sometimes you may need to explain further, or add tips or instructions for your respondents. Enabling this feature will activate an extra text box in which you can type these instructions. By default, these additional instructions appear as a little button with a question mark inside them, right under the question. When clicked, they expand and show your additional text.

Instead, if you prefer to constantly display this text, please activate “Always visible instructions” option. This will directly display the additional instructions under the question, and respondents do not have to manually click on it to display it. Read more about adding further instructions or tips for survey questions.

if you decide to put limitations on text box based questions, it’s recommended that you inform your participants about it in your question. For example, tell them “Please answer using at least 10 words, and not more than 200 words.”
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