How to Add Branch­ing in Microsoft Forms

Do you use Forms a lot for extracting information.? Then in this guide, I will explain to you how to Add branching in Microsoft Forms.

Forms as we know are a great way of accumulating information by setting questions for a target group of users. Branching is another interesting concept of forms. Based on the answer to a question, another sub-question is asked. For example, do you like bikes or cars? If the answer is bikes, then the sub-question is which category of bikes.?

Keep in mind that you don’t have to add branching for all the questions you create on Microsoft Forms. Otherwise, the form may become boring and long. Just to know the target person from whom you are collecting data in a better way to sell your product/service having one or two-branched questions will help to know their preferences better.

How to Add Branch­ing in Microsoft Forms

Add Branch­ing in Microsoft Forms

I have mentioned the steps that you can follow to add branching to the Forms you will create.

Remember in branching you don’t necessarily have to ask only one sub-question. Depending upon your requirement you can ask more than one question. I believe two or three sub-questions will suffice under one main question.

Steps to Put Branched Questions

  • under Forms, click on New Form
  • Highlight the text field Untitled form and edit it to give the form a name
  • You can even add a short description of what they form intends to do
  • Click Add New
  • Next click the radio button Choice (as depending upon the choice of answer the sub-questions can be formed)
  • Now input the question and add multiple choices for the answer (3 to 4 choices)
  • At this point depending upon each of the above choices add some more questions (we will come to branching soon)

This means if the audience selects one option he will face a sub-question. Likewise for selecting other choices in the answer to the main question, a related sub-question will show up.

  • navigate to the upper right corner
  • Click on the 3-dot button
  • From the drop-down menu select Branching
  • Besides each option to the primary question, a Go-To drop-down element will be created
  • Click on the drop-down to select the sub-questions
  • These sub-questions are the same additional questions you created after forming the initial question in the Microsoft Forms.
  • Now it is important to close the branching in your Microsoft Forms once you add the necessary branched question
  • For that, click the drop-down element Go To and select End of the Form.

Closing the branching will help maintain clarity of choosing the options. The above steps show how to add branching for one question. Similarly, you can add branching and include one or more sub-question depending upon your Forms’ requirement. Then do not forget to select End of the Form to close the branching.

After you add branching to your Microsoft Forms a branch icon will show up right beside the form name.

How to Check for Branching

Microsoft Forms has a preview option that allows you to check whether you have created your form properly or any edit is required.

You can find the option Preview in the right corner at the top of your form.

So, that’s all about how to add branching to Microsoft Forms to get better details of the data that you are trying to collect from your target users for any particular reason.

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