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Aytekin Tank

Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at jotform.com.

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Shorten Your Forms Using Facebook Profile Info

Most people have a Facebook account these days. Heck, even JotForm has one. :) What if you could take advantage of that to shorten your forms? Facebook already has information about users such as name, email address, gender, date of birth, about, location and picture. Using Facebook API we could easily pull this information from Facebook. All a user needs to do is to click an "Allow" button.

We are happy to announce our new feature: Facebook Integrated Forms

FIT FORMS: Facebook Integrated Forms


So, what does a Facebook Integrated form look like? Click here to see and try a live example form.

Facebook Integrated Forms have many advantages:

1. Shorter Forms

People hate long forms. Making your forms shorter will increase the number of responses. Many people will take a look at your form and click on the Back button. Don't bore your users with details. Make your forms short and sweet.




2. Authenticate and Validate


Quality of your form responses will be higher. When someone posts a form with their Facebook account, it is more like meeting someone face to face. They are more likely to provide correct responses and don't say anything they would not have said face to face.

If you are doing a some kind of give-away making sure each entry is unique may not be easy. Facebook integration would be a perfect filter for such form. 


3. Get Current Location, Facebook User ID and Profile Picture

Some forms may require user location to be entered. Facebook already has this information. So, why not use it? If you need Facebook ID or profile pictures, no problem, Facebook has it.





So, I am sold! How do I Use Facebook Integrated Forms?

To create your first facebook integrated form, visit this page and click on Create Your Fit Form Now button. Then complete the wizard.

If you would like to enable Facebook integration on an existing form, open it in the form editor and then click on Facebook Integration button under Setup & Embed toolbar.



Simply follow the wizard. It will walk you through with simple instructions and screenshots. We have made it fool proof since you will need to create a Facebook Application, and that can get pretty hairy. 

Once you are done creating the form, simply copy and paste the embed code to your web site, and you are done.

Give it a try now! If you have any problems or any questions please feel free to post it in the comments below.



37 Comments...

  • osm

    As always, nice work Jotform.

  • valeriegruiz

    I love this idea! But I tried to create a form and your pagelinks are not currently working. Help!

  • betotorresjrt

    Goood Good Good. I will try this.

  • masned

    niiiiiiiiiice

  • CatLovingCare

    Sounds great, though I think it is not very useful for our niche at CatLovingCare.com where we offer placement in our Cat book publications, since most FB members have accounts for their pets with age and data of pet rather of the human owner... lol.

  • plugyou

    very cool. i will try this!

  • tanki_crustals

    waw

  • wesley2011

    oi

  • Ironbark

    Will users have to authorize access for each form I create?

  • myainun

    wow! gonna try now!

  • tmi

    Yippeeeeee!

    I just love you guys for always making our life easier :) Jot Team, you folks rock!

  • ywammadison

    What about users who complete the form who are not part of Facebook? Can we have a separate Submit button on the same form?

  • vinautomatic

    This is amazing, you guys ROCK!!!!

    How'd the heck did another form builder get bought out for 36 million from survey monkey when it should of been you guys get bought out for 72 million.

  • fabricio121

    lol

  • falkirksB

    This is such a great new field
    Jot Form is still by far the best
    form builder i've ever seen.
    And i've looked.

  • maivutan

    Then in case the people don't have a Facebook account or lazy to login. Then the people don't want to fill in our form anymore and we can't work..

  • llanderkin

    Stop preventing me from doing my job with pop-up windows. Thanks

  • DuchessNuffsaid

    I like this, it prevents the customers from repetitive data entry, I have one query though, does this auto fill query entry fields in my original form, i.e by clicking sign in with Facebook the data is immediately transferred on to relevant fields in my form, would be nifty to have that, and interestingly, I saw the new icon prior to the popup, it does sit there, no close option, but well I have given feedback and I hope it does not make the jotform staff grumpy, last time I asked a simple question, I got a rather cross response...

  • Amie Vianzon

    hi nee help what to do if my form reach its qouta?thnks

  • Woxunmi

    I made a Facebook integration form and embedded in iFrame to display it on my own domain. As well as browsers, both iOS and Android platforms can function without any problem. What a great experience!

    I love Jotform!

  • nynjexpress

    www.nylimonyc.com please help me hook this site's jot form to facebook

  • CarlosHedare

    Gostei muito da iniciativa do Jotform. Vocês estão de parabéns! Sempre usei o jotform e nunca me quexei de nada.

  • spoorlijn

    Can you also make something like Twitter or through something else (in the Netherlands with Hyves (http://www.hyves.nl) or something) Could it be?

    Regards,
    Treinen-cool.nl

  • hayatta_herdaim

    very good :) thanks

  • CrimeSurvivors

    Am I missing something? I followed the steps, but when I try to log in, I get "Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration"

    What am I doing wrong? I've made plenty of applications on FB, btu can't get this to work. Help?

  • LionelMellsey

    LIKE!!! Cool!
    Thanks a lot!

  • kimiey

    doesn't work..

  • ajlst21

    Uhmmm no offense, but none of your buttons work. OUCH!

  • xhavz21

    I so loved it!

  • cmackend

    At this stage - "Select the type of information you would like to retrieve." There are no labels to see what checkboxes we are selecting.

    Chrome

  • ElectroCity

    If you can create Facebook button (direct like to specific page)

  • bshar

    اليكم الرابط اللعاب لكشف اسرار اللعاب الانترنت وفك مراحلها

  • bshar

    حلو

  • Mr.Dattatray Aware

    hi this form add username pleese!

  • seniaku

    wow... what a wonderful art of coding from jotform team.. so beautiful :P

  • cuanqgigabyte

    i love this website and also the author too...

    thank you for creating this product...

    i love it so much...

    thank you

  • nevo

    l have done all that it says
    Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration.

    link to my page is is www.nevophotography.com

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