The advantage of requesting information using this option, over just sharing a link to the form's URL, is that the requests are monitored, a due date can be added and automated reminders sent to the recipient.
New information requests can be sent at any time. Navigate to the list of forms in your workspace and click the 'New request' link on the relevant form.
If you are sending the requests to other members of your account, just select their names from the drop down list, alternatively enter the recipient's email address.
You have the option to add a due date, which is set as a predetermined number of days after the form submission is received, and then the option to send an automated reminder. You can also add your own personalised message to the email request that is sent to the recipient.
After your requests have been sent, their progress can be monitored by clicking on the 'View results' link.