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Microsoft Forms works great with Microsoft Teams

If you're using Microsoft Teams, you can now access your Microsoft forms directly. With this new integration, you can easily set up a Forms tab, create notifications for your form, or conduct a quick poll just for your team.

 

Note: This integration will be coming soon for Teams users.

 

Set up a Forms tab

Add a Forms tab so you can quickly create a form that everyone on your team can edit. If you've already created a form, you can still add it to the tab to collect responses, show a summary of results, or collaborate with others. 

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Work with your team members to create and edit a form.

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Add an existing form to collect responses.

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Show the results of a shared team form or one you created on your own.

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Set up notifications for your form

The Microsoft Forms connector can help you keep your team up-to-date on the responses for your forms. Just tell the connector which forms you want to subscribe to, and the channel will be notified with a summary of responses each day.

 

Set up Forms connector for notification.

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Send notifications to selected channel.

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Conduct a quick poll within your team

With Microsoft Forms quick poll, you can create an instant, real time poll in seconds. Use the Forms bot (by typing @Forms in a channel), and team members can respond to the poll and see the result in real time. 

 

Create a quick poll.

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Respond to the poll.

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41 Comments
Occasional Contributor

Love the feature set!!!!!

New Contributor

I am not seeing the "Forms" as an option when adding a tab.  

Frequent Contributor

Would really like this feature as we start to use forms.

Microsoft

Hello, this integration feature is not open to customer yet but will come soon. Stay tuned.

New Contributor

Love these new features! Keep them coming!

New Contributor

Let us know when this releases. We are a first release customer and we have people excited for this integration! 

Occasional Contributor

As a teacher I would like to create quizzes for the geography department (Team)

 

Can someone give an indication when this is going to be possible?

Occasional Contributor

@Tim Jonker you can do that right now!  You can do it all within Teams or Directly in Forms.  Within a quiz, there are the two options to consider.  The collaborate option would let everyone in the group edit the very same form.  The Template option would allow you to create a quiz, and share it with the other teachers, and when they click on the link, they have the ability to create a copy of that Form or quiz and make it their own.  

Occasional Contributor

@John Bimmerle what I mean to adress is the issue of ownership. If I create a quiz from the Forms portal they are linked to my profile. Sure I can give access using a template link or collaboration link, but the Form stays mine (as far as I know).

 

From Teams the Form is owned by the Team, not by me personal. But in from Teams I can only create polls but not Quizzes (as far as I know)

 

Thanks for your reply!

Occasional Contributor

@Tim Jonker YES! Great clarification, now I see your point.  You are correct, within Teams, the only option is the Form and the Quiz feature would be a big benefit.  I get why you would prefer to have quizzes under the Team or group rather than your own account, but I am sure for now you are making that work.  I agree if they just added the option to create a form OR quiz, that would be ideal.

Occasional Visitor

When I add a form for filling in Teams, it just never loads, the "loading notification" just keeps spinning. When I add forms to view responses, or create one to edit, it works fine. Is there a workaround for this or something else I need to do?

Occasional Visitor

I am having the same issue.. actually started noticing this yesterday. Just a spinning 'Loading' icon.. Seems to embed fine in a SharePoint page though

Microsoft

Hello Aaron & Allison, thank you for your feedback! We are aware of this bug, and fix is on the way. Zhang Li, PM from Microsoft Forms team.

Frequent Visitor

"The Microsoft Forms connector can help you keep your team up-to-date on the responses for your forms. Just tell the connector which forms you want to subscribe to, and the channel will be notified with a summary of responses each day."

It would be great if we could get real time notifications when responses come in. Why is a once a day summary the only option?

Microsoft

Hello Scot, thanks for giving us the feedback! If you need notification per response, there is an email notification feature and you can enable it in Forms setting. There is limitation that the email would only be sent to the one person though (who initiate the form in Teams).

Regular Visitor

Hi @Zhang Li

Can we send reminder emails to complete the surveys?

Can we hide responses from all users?

Thanks,

Sru

 

Microsoft

Hello @Srujana Anishetty

 

I will discuss with the team for your request. Meanwhile could you help clarify what do you mean by "hide responses from all users"?

 

Best regards,

 

Zhang Li

Regular Visitor

Hi @Zhang Li,

 

Please ignore my second question.

 

can I grant any other user permission to see the responses other than the initiator?

Can we hide and show questions based on a condition?

can we hide and show questions based on other questions answer?

 

Thanks,

Sru

Frequent Visitor
Hello @Zhang Li, We do know about the email notification to the owner of the form, but what we really need is instant notification to the Teams channel. (Our email is in Office 365/Online Exchange, and I tried to create a rule where the emailed notification from Forms would be redirected to the email address of the Team Channel, but Exchange Online does not seem to want to redirect emails from forms-notification@microsoft.com to the channel's email address ( ..com@amer.teams.ms ) The ability we need can be achieved between a Google form and Slack, so if MS wants to be competitive, it seems like you would want to provide the same ability.
Microsoft

Hello @Scot Bickell, thanks for your feedback, will look into your request with product team.

Microsoft

Hello @Srujana Anishetty, I put comments below for your questions:

 

can I grant any other user permission to see the responses other than the initiator?

-If you are using Teams, all forms generated in Teams are group based so if you want to grant permission to others to see the responses, you just need to add them into that group.

Can we hide and show questions based on a condition?

- No, we do not support this currently.

can we hide and show questions based on other questions answer?

- This request can be solved by using branching function. 

Senior Member

@Zhang Li These are great new features! Do you know if it is, or will be, possible to add multiple questions using the Forms quick poll feature?

Microsoft

Hello @Jake Hedstrom, this is in our backlog but priority is not high. If this is multiple questions, would that be easier to design a normal survey for it? Or maybe you want to see the form layout in conversation directly?

Senior Member

Thanks for your reply @Zhang Li. Yes seeing the form layout directly in conversation is great, and having the extra flexibility of adding multiple questions would make the feature even that much more usable.

Occasional Visitor

@Zhang Li Is it possible to create a survey directly within the Forms app, then share it with a Team so that members of the Team can participate in the survey but not have permission to view the survey responses? Thanks in advance! 

Microsoft

@Scott Clark, you can create a form on Forms web (https://forms.office.com), then send the fill link to Teams chat. In this case team members can only respond but not see the result. You can also create a form tab by "Add an existing form" and select your private form created on Forms web to collect response, this will serve the same purpose.

Occasional Visitor

Thanks, @Zhang Li! This is exactly what we want. Awesome feature! 

Occasional Visitor

@Zhang Li I was wondering if the polls in Forms on Teams will be able to support more than 6 options per question someday? Are you planning on increasing that number anytime soon? It would be really nice to be able to include more options!

Whenever I want to add a Forms connector to a team, I'm not able to select the Forms that exist.  I tried Private, Public Forms, and forms that have Email notifications enabled.  This behavior is occurring on two different tenants that have First Release enabled.  Is anyone else experiencing this behaviour?

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New Contributor

Hey @Zhang Li!

 

We love this feature, but we would like to see who voted in the Forms BOT. Any way to check that? If so, is it in the road-map at all?

 

- Mariel

 

Thank you so much for the write up with screenshots and not a million words!

 

This is a really really cool feature!  Teams should have an integrated link to this article!

Occasional Visitor
We are really interested in creating quick polls via the Forms bot. However we are not able to integrate the bot into a channel. Everytime we add/configure the bot, the user who added the bot gets the Forms help popup above the input field. As soon as the message is sent only a regular message appears within the channel. If another user hovers the "Forms" mention of the message, the status of the forms app is "disabled" ("Deaktiviert") and nobody can see/interact with the poll like shown in the article above. The Forms app is activated (Office Admin Center) and we managed to add a Forms tab to the channel but the bot just doesn't work. So how do we get it to work properly? Is there any setting or requirement we need to do/activate/satisfy (like a company wide security setting)?

Hey @james.koerk - if it were me, I would open a separate issue...

Microsoft

@james.koerk, the way to invoke a Bot in Teams is to @ it, then you see the different options. From the description in your question above, seems you want to have a different way to interact with Bot, if that is the case this would require Teams level support. Let me know if I interpret it in a wrong way. Feel free to shoot email to me (z67li@microsoft.com) if you have further questions.

Microsoft

@Mariel Vargas, sorry for late response. Acknowledge your request. Currently we do not have this function, will look into this and see possibility of adding it in near future. 

Contributor

@Haniel Croitoru I am seeing the same behavior you describe.  THat is SO close to what I am trying to accomplish.  If it would let me select a form, then I could control where those notifications are going it would appear. 

We REALLY need to be able to dictate who the notifications go to.  And an option for Real-Time would be better than a digest for many forms.

Occasional Contributor

When will this be available????

Microsoft

Hello @Rob Barker, Forms app is already available in Teams.

New Contributor

 I thought this looked good until I tried it on the iPad app and the fill form option does not work. 

Occasional Contributor

@Zhang Lisorry, I should have been more clear - it's the @Forms bot that isn't working. I tried typing @Forms in a channel conversation, but it didn't invoke the bot?

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Occasional Visitor

The forms bot isnt't working for us. We always have the same message "We couldn't create the poll. Please try again". Do you have a solution ?

 

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