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How to Add a Captcha Field

How to Add a Captcha Field

What is the benefit of adding a CAPTCHA field?

The answer is simple, a CAPTCHA helps protect your forms against spammers and spambots that are programmed to attack websites flooding them with tons of unwanted information by requesting that a physical code word is typed into the box to be matched and checked.

Before starting, there are 2 types of CAPTCHA when using the default one; Google reCAPTCHA which is the default mode and our very own JotCaptcha. We’ll show you the difference down below.

Video Tutorial

1. On the form builder, click Add Form Element


2. Look for the Captcha field and add it in your form by drag and drop. That's it! :)

What is the Google Invisible reCAPTCHA in the Captcha properties?

This is Google's improvement of their reCaptcha, which is able to differentiate humans from bots without additional input from the user. The Invisible reCaptcha will only activate when the user's browsing patterns are in some way suspicious. Here's how to enable Google Invisible reCAPTCHA.

What is JotCaptcha?

This is JotForm's very own captcha as an alternative. If you want to use a simple captcha where users only enter a text from the provided image, you can switch to JotCaptcha.

Note: If the user enters the CORRECT JotCaptcha, the form will be submitted right away. However, if the entered JotCaptcha is INCORRECT, it will lead to a secondary JotCaptcha which appears on the middle of the page. If a valid captcha is entered correctly for the second time, the submission will finally be accepted. 

When you use a CAPTCHA field, you do not have to set it as a required field. It is already automatically set to “required” when you place it into your form.

We also have some advance captcha widgets that you can use. You can check them below:

Math Captcha

Drawing Captcha

How did it go? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

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  • natasaljubojev

    After filling form , at the end, we have to get Captcha to confirm the form.
    We want to remove it.
    How can I do?

  • Ashtyn Shanks

    Hi I received spam and already applied to link in my text that I have now deleted so how do I get rid of them having my info? Thank you!

  • marshallenglish2009

    How do I get it

  • Revathi

    Hello there

  • Campaigne

    I did already ask a question in the forum about this. My captcha has an error message, as if it needs a valid site to point to....? Should I apply for a captcha, or is Jotform supplying them? Thanks so much for your help.

  • Akshay palhare

    Sr send pilij software

  • na8823642

    Hello There

  • leaandsandeman

    I'm getting an error on my site saying:

    "ERROR for site owner: Invalid domain for site key"

    Sounds like Jotform aren't up to date with their Google API housekeeping?

  • Roghieh Ghandi

    I can not make it

  • StandardTele

    How to add reCAPTCHA site key?
    I'm getting an error on my site saying: ERROR for site owner:
    Invalid domain for site key

  • thomas365degreetotalmarketing

    Link to Google reCAPTCHA is broken (

  • husainsir

    Very good

  • Richard Johnson

    Just want to let you know of a typing error. I dislike being negative, but I thought you would like to know.
    "If you a valid CAPTCHA is entered there correctly," needs correcting.

  • reshmibhabi

    thanks; its nice

  • LaDonna Blair

    Yes I would like headed to this app or website thank you

  • Jitendra

    Hi friend

  • Mpaula

    Não estou conseguindo incorporar o formulário que criei aqui nesta plataforma no meu site.
    Vocês podem me orientar porque?


  • Doig

    Hi, my recaptcha isn't working on mobile versions. It isn't displaying the full picture (only showing half of the bottom row) meaning people can't enter the correct answer/ can't submit my form.

  • sroberds1

    it won't stop trying to load until i click the accept button then the rest of the form disappears and only Captcha remains then you are able to enter the character sequence and the form is accepted. How do I fix this loading issue.

  • mdrhoades

    It keeps reloading my on site with in the form?