Choosing the type of reCAPTCHA

There are three types of reCAPTCHA to choose from when creating a new site.


The first option 'reCAPTCHA v2' requires the user to click a checkbox indicating the user is not a robot. This will either pass the user immediately (with No CAPTCHA) or challenge them to validate whether or not they are human. This is the simplest option to integrate with and only requires two lines of HTML to render the checkbox.

Invisible reCAPTCHA

The second option 'Invisible reCAPTCHA' does not require the user to click on a checkbox, instead it is invoked directly when the user clicks on an existing button on your site or can be invoked via a JavaScript API call. The integration requires a JavaScript callback when reCAPTCHA verification is complete. By default only the most suspicious traffic will be prompted to solve a captcha. To alter this behavior edit your site security preference under advanced settings.

reCAPTCHA Android

The reCAPTCHA Android library is part of the Google Play services SafetyNet APIs. This library provides native Android APIs that you can integrate directly into an app. You should set up Google Play services in your app and connect to the GoogleApiClient before invoking the reCAPTCHA API. This will either pass the user through immediately (without a CAPTCHA prompt) or challenge them to validate whether they are human.

reCAPTCHA V1 - Unsupported

reCAPTCHA V1 has been deprecated since May of 2016 and will not work for new sites. reCAPTCHA v1 is no longer supported and continued functionality can not be guaranteed. Please switch to one of the options above.