How to create Chat-like Forms and Surveys with 49forms.com

Zeng
3 min readApr 18, 2023

If you are looking for a way to create forms and surveys that look and feel like a chat conversation, then you should check out 49forms.com. 49forms.com is a no-code form builder that lets you create forms and surveys with drag-and-drop elements, customize the design and layout, and embed them on your website or share them via email or social media. You can also view and analyze the responses in real-time, export them to CSV or PDF, and integrate them with other apps like Google Sheets, Airtable, Notion, and Slack.

In this post, I will show you how I use 49forms.com to create a chat-like survey for WhoWhatWhyAi newsletter subscribers. The survey will ask them about their preferences, feedback, and challenges related to AI. I aim to get to know my audience better and improve my newsletter content.

Step 1: Sign up and create a new form

The first step is to go to 49forms.com and sign up with Google or email. You will get access to the dashboard where you can create and manage your forms.

To create a new form, click on “Create a new form” and give it a name and a welcome text. For example, I named my form “Whowhatwhyai Survey” and then type the welcome text. Finally, I selected the images I wanted and chose a nice layout. I can upload images or choose from 49forms. The images in 49forms are beautiful.

Step 2: Add the questions and elements

The next step is to add the questions and elements that you want to include in your survey. You can drag and drop the elements you need from the upper right-corner drop-down menu. For example, I added the options “Every week”, “Once in a while”, “Rarely”, and “Never” in the first question.

I repeated the same process for the other questions, using different elements as needed. For example, I used a “Multiple choice” element for the second question and you may choose short and long text, email, number, website, phone, yes or no, and file uploader.

For the open-ended questions, I used a “ Long Text” element. You may delete the questions that you created by clicking the tiny red bin button at the lower right corner.

Step 3: Save and publish

The final step is to save and publish your survey. You can preview the form by clicking on the eye icon in the upper right corner. When you are done, click on “Save and publish” and copy the link or embed code of your form. You can also share it via email or social media from the same menu.

Step 4: View and analyze the responses

To view and analyze the responses, go to your dashboard and click on “Responses”. You can see the results in real time, export them to CSV or PDF, or integrate them with other apps like Google Sheets, Airtable, Notion, or Slack.

Here is how the survey form look like.

Conclusion

That’s it! You have created a chat-like survey with 49forms.com in just four easy steps. You can use this survey to get valuable feedback from your newsletter subscribers and improve your content accordingly. Here is the WhoWhatWhyAi survey form, have a look and share your thoughts.

Try 49forms.com for yourself, you can sign up for free. You can also check out their website for more information and examples of how people are using 49forms.com for various purposes.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it useful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

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Zeng

I write about AI tools and sharing my workflow here. Expect some random AI fun and my AI build post!