How to add an ‘Other’ option to your online form

Do you want to add an “other” option to your online form? It comes in handy if your defined form field don’t encompass all of the potential responses. Leaving an alternative option is great for keeping your data more clean and accurate, as respondents aren’t forced to choose random answers. Find out how to add this simple field to your online form.

1. First, add all your desired form fields to your form.  

2. From Form Elements on the left hand side, find “Single Choice.” (Multiple Choice element also offers “Other” option)

Single Choice Form Field for Other Option

3. After going to the “Properties, click on “Options” tab.

3. After setting the “Display Other Option “toggle as “ON”, an “other” option will appear on your form!

That’s it. Be sure to check out the Form Designer to put the finishing design touches on your form.

A sample form with Other option
This article is originally published on Aug 23, 2016, and updated on Aug 26, 2020.
An avid writer, she has contributed to sites including Entrepreneur and Social Media Today. A Bostonian and University of Miami alum, she loves traveling, trying new foods, and drawing & crafting.

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