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Overview: Test Mode for Surveys

When creating a new survey, you have two options for publishing it:

  1. You can make it active right away, publishing it live as soon as you save it.
  2. You can set it to test mode, allowing your team to test it before publishing it live.

Test mode is a great way to doublecheck your survey and ensure that the questions are clear, well written, and free from typos before publishing it.

Although you can make edits to a live survey, the editing options are more limited—so we do recommend using test mode first.

How Do I Turn on Test Mode?

Setting a survey to test mode is as easy as unchecking a box on the Survey Settings page. Please note that you can only set a survey to test mode when you first create it; active/published surveys cannot be switched back to test mode.


Find out where to set a survey to test mode, or start with our article on creating a new survey.

How Can My Team Test the Survey?

Once your survey is in test mode, you'll click an icon from your Surveys dashboard and then share the URL with your staff.


View our instructions on how to test a survey for more detail.

How Do I Know If a Survey Is in Test Mode?

There are two main ways to identify whether a survey is in test mode.

The first way is to check your Surveys dashboard. Under the "Status" column, all test surveys will be labeled as "test mode."


Whenever you preview a survey, you'll also see a warning box at the top of the survey, indicating that this survey is currently in test mode.


How Can I Change a Test Survey to Active?

Once you're finished testing your survey, you can set it to active from your Surveys dashboard.