Editing a Test After Launch

At a Glance

Follow the steps below to make edits to a test after you've launched.


Editing Screener Questions 

Editing Tasks and Questions

Editing Demographic Filters 

Best Practice for Editing a Test After Launch


What happens if you identify changes or updates to be made to a test after you have already launched it? Do you need to copy this test and start again? Depending on your needs, you have a couple of options:

  • Editing your screener questions
  • Editing your tasks and questions

Fortunately, in the UserTesting app, you can make edits to your test after you've launched it. Why might you need to make changes to a test? Let's review: 

  • Make updates to the test based on feedback from the pilot session.
  • Make prototype, website, and URLs available.
  • Update the login credentials for the next contributor after each contributor completes the test.

Important: If you need to edit your demographic filters or add/remove/change tasks after launching your test, create a similar test and start again. Making these changes after launch can result in the Metrics tab and export showing inaccurately. 

If you don't need to make updates but would like to add more contributors, you can do so by clicking the Add more sessions button on the Sessions tab. 

Editing Screener Questions 

If you need to edit your screener questions, you can do so by clicking the Edit screener link that is on the Session tab when looking at your test details. 


Add, remove, or edit any of your existing screener questions based on the screener guidance that shows pass rates for each of your screeners. Refer to the Screener tips for guidance as needed. If you need additional help refer to our article on screener guidance.


When you're happy with your questions, click update to save any changes made. 

Editing Tasks and Questions

If you want to change the tasks and questions in your test, select the test you wish to edit. Then, click the Actions button and select Edit test details from the drop-down menu. This will take you to a new page.



Select Edit test details. This will take you to the test plan page.


From here, you can edit your starting instructions such as the starting URL (if applicable) or the scenario you want to present to contributors. 

Next, you can edit any of your tasks or questions. If you need to add/remove a task or change the order of your tasks, we advise creating a similar test instead of editing the live test.

The Metrics tab and export may show inaccurately if a task is added/removed or changes type. Minor word updates are fine; however, adding or removing a task may cause the Metrics tab to show the information inaccurately.

Keep in mind:

  • You cannot edit filters after launching a test. If you need to edit your target audience, make a copy of the test with the new filters and then launch the copied test.
  • Image assets are not available to add or edit after the test has been launched. To add or edit an image asset, use the Create similar test option.
  • It is not possible to add native video and audio testing (beta) to a launched test (it works the same as image tasks). In these cases, create a copy of the test.

Editing Demographic Filters 

If you find you need to edit your demographic filters but you've already launched your test, then it's recommended that you cancel any pending sessions, make a copy of your test and update your filters, and relaunch the study. 



Best Practice for Editing a Test After Launch

When you make edits to your test, any contributor currently taking the test will continue to see the published version of the test.  

Once you save the edits, the next person attempting your screener questions or starting your test will see the edited version. You may want to note those sessions that used the earlier version of the test.



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