The element

 <input type="text" /> 

allows you to create a simple single-line text field. However, the text input capabilities of this element are sometimes not enough, and in this situation we can use a multi-line text field, represented by the textarea element :

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title> Textarea </title>

    <form action="#">
        <div class="form-group">
                <label for="textarea">Textarea</label>
                <textarea name="" id="textarea" cols="30" rows="10" class="from-control"> Message </textarea>
        <button type="submit">Submit</button>


Using the additional cols and attributes, rows you can set the number of columns and rows, respectively: