Guide: Text Questions on Collect

Creating a text question on Collect? Here is everything you should know about it — how to create it, adding limits and settings, etc.

Using a text question on Collect, you can ask respondents to give you some text information. In addition to the basic elements like question title, Collect allows you to add limits and validations to ensure quality data collection. In this article, we will discuss:

  • How to create a text question on Collect web
  • How to answer a text question on Collect app

A. Creating a Text Question

A text question has multiple elements like question title, question keyword, help content, choice options, option codes, and some validations and settings. To understand them better, we will take a sample choice question and create it on Collect.

Example: We want to create a text question asking people's names. It will look like the image below.

text question

To create this question on the Collect web dashboard, we will add the following details:

  • Question Title: "What is your name?"
  • Mandatory Question: Yes (Check-marked)
  • Question Keyword: "name"
  • Question Help Content: "Please add both first name and last name."
  • Maximum characters allowed: 100

Video Tutorial:

You can watch the video below to learn how to create a text question on Collect. Please use the full screen mode to view it clearly.

Text Question Video

B. Answering a Text Question

When you open this question on the Collect app, it will look like the image below. To answer the question:

Step 1. Go to the text question and tap on it to answer.

Step 2. Type in the answer using your keyboard.

Step 3. If you have answered all other questions, click on "Submit" to submit the complete response.

text app


In addition to text question, Collect supports 27 other question types like image, location, signature, etc. You can read more about them in this detailed guide.

Help and Support:

Need any help or have some questions? Just drop us an email at and we will get right back!