New Survs, Feature Recap

February 16th, 2015

In the previous posts we covered several new individual features introduced during 2014. In this post we combine the most relevant ones in a single post so that you can quickly catch up on what’s new.

  • New Design – A cleaner interface, easier and quicker to navigate.
  • Theme Editor – Brand new, more flexible theme editor.
  • Reports – Share survey results with colleagues, clients, and audiences.
  • SPSS – Export your survey results to SPSS for statistical analysis.
  • Responsive – Surveys are now more mobile friendly.
  • Email Notifications – Subscribe to notifications for new responses.
  • Piping – Display an answer from a previous question on a later page.
  • Custom URL Variables – Store respondent data through a survey link.
  • HTML Formatting – Add HTML to create links, bold, and underline text.

We hope you’ll enjoy these new features! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please email us.

Happy asking!

The Survs Team

New: Custom URL Variables

May 27th, 2014

This feature allows you to store respondent data by passing values through a survey link to be added into the survey results. For example, you can associate a customer ID field or an email address field, which is already in your database, with your survey respondents. Once stored, the data is shown in the Analyze section together with the survey results.

A typical survey link looks like this:

If, for example, you wanted to pass the respondent customer ID and email address from your database into the survey, it would look like this:

When the respondent completes the survey, the custom data in the URL is linked to the respondent, shown in the the Analyze section, and included in the Export files. This feature is only available on paid plans.

We’re eager for you to try out this helpful new feature. If you’d like to get in touch, please email us at:

New Feature: Pre-Populate

May 21st, 2014

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Pre-Populate. This new feature allows you to automatically fill some survey fields with data that you already have (i.e. name, age, email, etc.) rather than ask for the information again.

How it works

Here is sample survey:

If a user clicks on the link, they will be taken to the survey with no pre-filled questions. To pre-fill a question, more information must be appended to the end of the URL. The following example fills the first question with “Mary”:

The following link automatically selects the third choice of the second question:

You can also append multiple parameters in the same URL to pre-fill multiple questions, like in this example:

Pre-Populate URL formatting

The formats for the URL parameters for each question type are as follows:

  • Multiple Choice
    q1_2 – Selects the second choice of question number one.
  • Open Text
    q2=Mary – Enters “Mary” into question number two.
  • Multiple Textboxes
    q3_1=John – Enters “John” into the first textbox of question number three.
  • Matrix
    q4_1=2 – Selects the second column of the first row in question number four.

As usual, we welcome questions and feedback from you. If you’d like to get in touch, please email us at: