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Video Tutorial: How to Add Images to Your Surveys

Video Tutorial: How to Add Images to Your Surveys

Have you ever been designing a survey and thought to yourself, it sure would be neat to include a picture into my survey…

This is a question we hear a lot from you, dear customers and never fear, we’ve got you covered!

With any of our account types, free or paid, you can add images into your survey using our image question type option.

Check out our quick video tutorial below and find out how you can be on the path to posting pretty pictures in no time for your next survey project:

Need another look? Just follow these three quick and easy steps:
  1. Click Create Survey to begin creating a survey, or click Design Survey if you’re already working on one.
  2. From here, click Add Question.
  3. From the question type drop-down menu, select Image and choose either of the following methods:
  4. Upload from your Computer:  Browse to the location on your computer where you have the image stored. Upload it to our server.
  5. Enter the URL to a Hosted File: Host it on your own server and create a URL for the image that points to this location.

Comments? Questions? Let us know in the Comments section below and don’t forget to check out the resource page from our Help Center for even more image tips!

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13 thoughts on “Video Tutorial: How to Add Images to Your Surveys

  1. Greg says:

    Is it possible to add a video clip rather than an image?

    1. Kayte K says:

      Hi Greg- great question. Yes, you can add a video clip into your surveys. You do need to be on a paid plan as you’ll need to ‘turn on’ HTML in order to include a video. More info here from our Help Center:

      Let us know if you’ve any additional questions!

      1. Carol L says:

        What about incorporating an image into a survey question? What if we want the viewer to have the image in front of them when they answer the question?

        1. Kayte K says:

          Hi Carol- Yep, you can add an image into a survey question however the image itself can only be an answer choice if you’re on a paid plan. You can turn on HTML to do this with any of our paid plans. Here’s a link with step by steps on how to add an image into your survey from our Help Center:

          Hope this helps!

  2. Olga says:


    Thanks for the great video. I wish I had known this before finalizing my survey. I tried to dabble with html to add images but was not able to store the images in a secure place which could be viewable by my respondents.

    This video will make life much easier.

    Kudos SurveyMonkey Team.


    1. Kayte K says:

      Thanks, Olga! We’re glad you found this helpful and don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any additional help, either here or by sending us a note to Cheers. :)

  3. PS3 says:

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    1. Kayte K says:

      Appreciate the feedback- thanks for reading!

  4. Thankyou it seems EASY – but something is NOT right – please link to step by step to understand HOW to work and all with this smart tool.
    I like not to upgrade before I complete understand.

    1. Kayte K says:

      Hi Jane, no problem! Here are step-by-steps for you from our Help Center:

      Let us know if that helps and don’t hesitate to reach out with additional questions either here or just send a note to One of our tech team members will get back to you within about an hour, sometimes less!

  5. Pavel Novák says:

    Thank you for info about How to Add Images to Your Surveys!

  6. patricia burroughs says:

    I want a survey where people respond to the image and give their reactions. Is there a way to ask questions about the image? Thanks!

    1. kaytek says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Yep, we don’t have a direct way to do this right now however there’s a simple workaround that you can use to get people’s responses about images in your surveys. Here’s how:

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