Those lengthy form links can now be shortened, so it’s easier for you to recollect and share your form links with others.
Microsoft Forms may be an excellent way to gather responses for your surveys, quizzes, and more. You share the URL of your form with others, et al. can then input their answers. The service now allows you to shorten these URLs, so it’s easier for everybody to recollect and share these links.
Microsoft Forms Now Supports Shortened URLs
If you do not already know, a shortened URL (or link) is essentially a short version of the first link. This quick link still takes you to an equivalent page because of the extended version of the link.
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As Microsoft notes on its support site and confirmed by a Twitter user, Microsoft Forms users can now generate a temporary link for their forms. This link will work a bit like the old link, except it’s now shorter.
You can share this link with anyone you would like via whatever medium you favor. When someone clicks the link, it’ll open your form in Microsoft Forms.
Who Gets Access to Short URLs Feature
Microsoft says the choice to shorten URLs is currently rolling out, and it will be available to all or any users soon.
Currently, the choice isn’t available for GCC, GCC High, and DoD users. It is also now not offered to non-public Hotmail and Outlook account holders.
How to Use the Shorten URL Option in Microsoft Forms
Once you get access to the present feature or have already got access, you’ll tick a box to shorten the URL for your form.
Here’s how you are doing that step-by-step:
- Open the Microsoft Forms site and log in to your account.
- Create a replacement form or open an existing one.
- Click the Send button within the top-right of the window.
- You’ll see a checkbox for Shorten URL. Tick this box, and it will generate a quick link for your form.
You can now copy the newly generated URL and share it with whoever you would like. This link will lead them to your form in Microsoft Forms.
If You Don’t See the Short URL Option
If you do not see this feature in your Microsoft account, it’s likely the part remains unrolled in your region. during this case, you’ll use one among the opposite URL shorteners to form a short URL for your form.
You can use a site like Bitly to get a short and sweet URL for your Microsoft Forms form.
If that does not work for you, there are many other URL shorteners on the web that you can use.
Make Microsoft Forms Links Shorter
By default, Microsoft Forms generates lengthy URLs for your forms. If this has been a problem for you, you’ll now turn those long URLs into shorter ones and share them quickly on your social media and other accounts.