Forms – You can now use a file upload field

As you may know, Microsoft Forms is one the lightweight form capability available on Office 365.

A new question type has just been added to Microsoft Forms (roll out is expected to be completed by end of December 2019): file upload

With this new field type, you can let respondents to upload file when answering your form Forms.

Personal form (aka not shared) will save the uploaded files into the user’s OneDrive while Group form will save it to a SharePoint site

To start using this new field type in your Forms, add a new question and open the More option to select File Upload


The first time you will be notified that a new folder (Apps\Microsoft Forms)will be created in your OneDrive to save the uploaded file.

Then below this Microsoft Forms, a new folder will be created for each Forms you are using the file upload option, which then will contains a folder for each ‘file upload’ question

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Then you define some limits (maximum number of files a respondent can upload, the single file maximum size or the allowed file types [predefined]); to display the File Type configuration option you need to open the More settings for the question menu

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If a respondent is uploading a file which already exist, the system will append the file name with an iteration number


NOTE this feature is available for both Forms and Forms Pro, but can not be used if the form is shared externally


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies