Do forms time out?

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    Asked on January 26, 2012 at 05:24 PM

    We have forms on a password-protected website hosted by Weebly, so I may need to find out if they time out as well. But do our forms on jotform time out as some kind of default measure, or just stay open as long as the user leaves the windown open?

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    Answered on January 26, 2012 at 06:29 PM


    Thank you so much for asking. Form's will never stand by or logoff, it will stay forever on your website once embedded, open or close browser. Forms will only get disabled when account quota exceeds its limits or when violating our Terms of Use.

    Should you have any other inquiries, feel free to contact us again. Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered on January 28, 2012 at 01:51 AM

    Hi Jotform Support

    I don't understand your answer to didaly's question.


    If my respondent takes a long time to fill out the form, is it possible the form will not 'submit' properly because it has timed out?

    Often forms will only let you take a minute, or 15mins etc to press submit.



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    Answered on January 28, 2012 at 03:21 AM

    No, to my knowledge our forms neither time out nor is there any setting in the form builder to make them do so. So, if a user were to partly complete a form, leave the browser tab or window open and go do something else, when they return after a day or whatever time period has elapsed, they would still be able to complete and submit the form.

    (I could however envisage circumstances where a time-out feature would be useful and as such, I will submit a ticket to our development team.)

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    Answered on January 28, 2012 at 06:56 AM

    thanks. Yeah it could be useful in some cases.

    But I don't want it in the form I am planning at the moment.

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    Answered on January 28, 2012 at 07:13 AM

    This feature is still under development. We will let you guys know when it's completed.

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    Answered on May 09, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    I am currently having this problem.


    My client keeps pushing "Submit" and the form then cuts to an error message that the form timed out.


    Any ideas on how to fix this?

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    Answered on May 09, 2013 at 11:18 AM


    Sorry for your inconvenience. Can you please share us the form url and also kindly please open a new thread for your concern so that way we can better assist you.

    You can share us the form url on the new thread. Please use this link .