New Feature! More Helpful Help Text

Ace E. By Ace E. | December 10, 2019

Make Help Text More Helpful

Help text is that phrase or two placed beneath a form field that gives users the additional information they may need to properly complete that field.

It should, by definition, be helpful. And now it can be even more so.

After our latest update, all Cognito Forms users can add images to these sections on their forms. You can also add text links to tables, charts or other online material that would benefit your form users.

Want to add an image and make that image a link? Yep, you can do that too.

Here’s what the new help text field could look like:


Maybe you just want to add emphasis, be expressive, or

direct a user’s attention

in your help text. You can do that now also, using bold text, italics and



To use any of these styling options, start by entering the content you’d like to appear below a field into the Help Text box for that field. Then, pull up the styling menu by highlighting the text you’d like to modify.

Want to learn more about styling your forms? Check out our Styling Guide.

Ace E.

Ace E.

Ace is the Marketing Communications Manager for Cognito Forms. When not at the office, you can find him volunteering with the American Advertising Federation (and soon on stage with his band: the Cottontown Soul Society).