File uploads

Use a file upload block to let respondents attach files to their answers. File uploads are often used for collecting resumes, feedback screenshots, or portfolios.
 
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The maximum individual file size allowed in our free tier is 10MB. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
The maximum individual file size allowed in our free tier is 10MB. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
 


 

Insert a file upload block

Type /file to insert a file upload block. Respondents can click to choose a file or directly drag files into the file upload block.
 
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File upload settings

Click :: to open the file upload settings. You can:
  • Make the file upload required or optional
  • Allow multiple files (and set a minimum and maximum number of files)
  • Set a maximum file size
  • Define the allowed file types
 
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Multiple files

If you want respondents to be able to upload multiple files, enable the Multiple files option. This will allow you to define the desired minimum and maximum number of file uploads.
 
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Respondents can drag multiple files at once in the file upload block or upload them one by one, using the Upload another file button.
 
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File size

Enable Max file size to set a file size limit. Respondents will see the maximum file size limit in the file upload block.
 
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Tally allows file uploads with an individual size of 10MB for free. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
Tally allows file uploads with an individual size of 10MB for free. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
 

File type

To only accept certain file types, enable Allowed files and select the file type(s) you want to accept. For example:
  • If you only want to accept image files, regardless of the type, select All image files
  • If you only want to accept .jpg files, select .jpg
 
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Respondents will see the required file type(s) indicated in the file upload block.
 
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Authenticated file upload URLs

The file uploads will be available in your Tally form submissions dashboard and can be accessed through a link. You must be logged in and have access to the form to open the files.
 
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When you choose to export your file uploads to third-party tools using our integrations,  an access token is added to the links, which makes them accessible without the need to be logged in. For example,  if you export form submissions to a Google Sheet, anyone with access to that Sheet can click the file upload URL and access the file (without being logged into Tally).
When you choose to export your file uploads to third-party tools using our integrations, an access token is added to the links, which makes them accessible without the need to be logged in. For example, if you export form submissions to a Google Sheet, anyone with access to that Sheet can click the file upload URL and access the file (without being logged into Tally).
 

FAQs about file uploads

What is the maximum file size I can upload with a free Tally account? With a free account, the maximum file size you can upload is 10MB. However, if you have a Pro account, there's no limit to the file upload size.
 
How many files can I upload? Is there a limit to the total weight of the files? No, there's no limit to the number of files you can upload or the total storage. However, please note that you must respect our Fair Use Policy.
Is there a time limit for how long my files are stored in the system? No, there's no time limit. As long as your account is open and the responses are not deleted from your account, the files are preserved.
Do I need to respect any usage guidelines? Yes, as a user of our service, you must respect our Fair Use Policy. This policy helps us maintain the quality and integrity of our service for all users.