How to make Video Ask statements mandatory?

  • 10 November 2021
  • 5 replies

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Hello Community,

I experience the following challenge and would love to get some thoughts from you guys on the topic:

Built a Typeform in which I embedded 2 Video Asks - all works out fine. The thing is just that one of the 2 Video Ask shall be a “mandatory” answer meaning respondents must answer via video in order to move on. Is there any way to have a video ask embedded as mandatory question?

Thanks for your help


Best answer by Grace 12 November 2021, 10:03

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Hi @Bjoern1987 Welcome to the community! Happy to have you here. :grinning:

When you’re in the settings for your form, you have the option to only turn on the video option like shown below, which would then only allow the respondent to answer via video. Is this what you’re looking for? 

Tagging @Maya and @Grace in case they happen to have any other suggestions I’m missing!

Also don’t mind the lovely screen capture of my face here HA! :rofl:

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Hi Liz thank you very much for your reply. That's actually not what I meant/ the challenge is that I face.

The video ask is embedded within a Typeform (say a "statement" with an embedded video). In either way I can only switch the TF answer to "required" but not the video ask itself. So respondents can easily "click" and move on without answering via video. The whole idea though is that people MUST ANSWER either via video or audio. Do you know what I mean? 


Thx for helping out guys 

Cheers Björn 





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Hi @Bjoern1987 I’m afraid I don’t know a solution to this, but possibly @Maya or @Grace have encountered this previously and can help!

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Hi @Liz thank you. @Maya or @Grace do you have any idea or workaround?


Happy Friday & best regards


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Hey @Bjoern1987 right now VideoAsk doesn’t have a “required answer” feature so it wouldn’t be possible to make the step within the videoask mandatory, if you wanted to share a bit more info about your use case or even the link to your typeform or videoask we could take a look and see if there are any workarounds we can suggest :thinking: