Microsoft Forms is now available for personal users

Microsoft has announced that Forms, the poll and quiz creator tool, is now available for personal use. Forms originally launched in 2018 for business users, and it's also available for education, but now, anyone can use it. The tool is free, though some additional features can be unlocked with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Forms lets users create polls, quizzes, or tests with a variety of options for answers. Forms can ask for text input, a multi-choice selection list, dropdown lists, calendar dates, and so on, with options to allow for long answers or mark certain questions as required. Forms also has templates so users don't have to start from the ground up, and themes are available to customize the look of the form for respondents. In addition to some preset themes, it's possible to upload photos to customize the look of a poll.

Polls can be shared with anyone using a link or a QR code. Poll creators can then see the results of the poll within Forms, with real-time results and automatically generated charts for questions that allow it. Results can also be exported to Excel.

Forms is available on the web using this link, but you can also use it through the Office mobile app, a capability that was announced at Ignite last month.

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