Use a file upload block to let respondents attach files to their answers. File uploads are often used for collecting resumés, feedback screenshots or portfolios.
The maximum individual file size allowed in our free tier is 10MB. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
Inserting a file upload blockFile upload settingsMultiple filesFile sizeFile typeAuthenticated file upload URLsFAQs about file uploads
/fileto insert a file upload block. Respondents can click to choose a file or drag them in the file upload block.
::to open the file upload settings. You can:
- Hide a block (and show it with conditional logic)
- Make the file upload required or optional
- Multiple files (and set a minimum and maximum number of files)
- Set a maximum file size
- Define the allowed file types
When you want respondents to be able to upload multiple files, enable the
Multiple fileoption. This action will allow you to define the desired
maximumnumber of file uploads.
Respondents can drag multiple files at once in the file upload block, or upload them one by one, using the
upload another filebutton.
Max file sizeto add a file size limit. The maximum file size limit will be indicated in the file upload block.
Tally allows file uploads with an individual size of 10MB for free. To collect larger files, upgrade to Tally Pro.
To only accept certain file types, enable
Allowed filesand select the file type(s) you which to accept. For example:
- you only want to accept image files, regardless of the type → select
All image files
- you only want to accept .jpg files → select
The required file type(s) will be indicated in the file upload block.
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 be able to open the files.
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. This means that if you export form submissions to a Google Sheet, for example, anyone with access to that Sheet can click the file upload URL and access the file (without being logged into Tally).
What is the maximum file size I can upload with a free account? With a free account, the maximum file size that you can upload is 10MB. However, if you have a Pro account, there's no limit to the file size that you can upload.
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 weight of the files. 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 are required to respect our Fair Use policy. This policy helps us maintain the quality and integrity of our service for all users.