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.

Aytekin Tank is the Founder and CEO of JotForm. A developer by trade but a storyteller by heart, he writes about his journey as an entrepreneur and shares advice for other startups. He loves to hear from JotForm users. You can reach Aytekin from

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