Form, question, response, and character limits in Microsoft Forms

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The following tables show the number of forms/quizzes, number of polls, questions per form/quiz, responses per form/quiz, and character limits for Microsoft Forms:

Form, poll, question, and response limits

Office 365 Education

Microsoft 365 Apps for business

U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environments

Microsoft personal account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com)

How many forms/quizzes can I create?

Up to 400

Up to 400

Up to 400

Up to 400

How many polls can I create?

Up to 400

Up to 400

Up to 400

Up to 400

How many questions per form/quiz are allowed?

Up to 200

Up to 200

Up to 200

Up to 200

How many responses can a form/quiz receive?

Up to 50,000

Up to 50,000

Up to 50,000

Up to 200 for free accounts
Up to 1,000 for paid accounts

Notes: 

  • For the Likert question type, each "statement" counts as a single question. In a questionnaire, for example, you might use a Likert scale type question to capture feedback about an event. The options for each statement could be, "Very dissatisfied," "Somewhat dissatisfied," "Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied," "Somewhat satisfied," and "Very satisfied." The two statements - "How satisfied were you with the venue?" and "How satisfied were you with the catering?" - would count as two questions.

    Example of a Likert question type

  • The form limit includes those in the recycle bin. (For example, 350 active forms in the Microsoft Forms portal + 50 forms in the recycle bin = 400 forms.)

  • When a respondent completes a form and submits it, this counts as one response (no matter how many questions are on the form). For example, if a form contains 100 questions and all of the questions are answered by exactly 12 respondents, the form will count as having received 12 responses.

  • Prior to January 2021, polls created in Teams (meetings, chat, and/or channels), Outlook, or PowerPoint are counted as part of the 400 form limit. Beginning January 2021, there's an additional allowance of 400 polls beyond the current 400 form limit.

  • If you belong to a team, you and the people on your team can create up to 400 forms, which will show up in the Group forms tab of your forms.office.com portal page. The 400 forms you and your team can create are in addition to the 400 single forms you can create as an individual.

  • If you have both a Forms account and Dynamics 365 Customer Voice (formerly Microsoft Forms Pro) account, your 400 forms limit spans both accounts.

Tip: If you require more responses, export existing responses to an Excel workbook, and then clear them from your survey or quiz. This will allow you to collect more responses once cleared.

Character limits

Office 365 Education

Microsoft 365 Apps for business

U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environments

Microsoft personal account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com)

How many characters are allowed per question?

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

How many characters are allowed per response for a single question?

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

How many characters are allowed for total responses per form/quiz?

Up to 200,000

Up to 200,000

Up to 200,000

Up to 200,000

How many characters are allowed per thank you message?

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Up to 4,000

Note: 200,000 characters is the maximum allowed for total responses per form. For example, if a form contains five text questions, and the respondent has already reached the 200,000 character limit by the fourth question, they won't be able to provide a response for the fifth question.

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