Create forms, quizzes, and surveys to collect and analyze responses. Form responses are gathered in a spreadsheet instantly as they’re submitted and can be analyzed directly in Google Sheets. Google Forms can be shared in email, embedded in a website, or shared through social channels.

Accessing Forms

  1. Open your Chrome browser

  2. Select the Google apps icon at the top right corner

  3. A small window containing all the google apps will appear as shown.

  4. Select Forms to open.

Creating Forms

To create a new form, choose an option:

  1. From, click Blank or choose a template.

  2. From, click New and then scroll to Google Forms. Next to Google Forms, point to the right arrow and click Blank form, Blank quiz, or From a template.

Name your form: In the top-left corner, click Untitled form or the template form name and enter a new name.

You can optionally add a description to give a brief summary of the form. Additionally, you can add a header, change the theme and background color, or font style by clicking Customize Theme then choose your options.

Add Questions

  1. Click Untitled Question and enter your question. You get suggestions based on your type of question.

  2. (Optional) To change the question type, click the down arrow and choose an option.

  3. Add response options (if applicable for your question type).

  4. To add a copy of the existing question, click Duplicate.

  5. (Optional) To specify if people must answer the question, click Required.

  6. To add a new question, click Add question.

Changes are saved automatically. To preview your changes at any time, click Preview at the top right.

Edit Questions

Images and videos can be added to a question at any time. You can also rearrange and remove questions.

  1. Drag the six-dots icon to reorder a question.

  2. Delete a question by clicking the delete icon.

  3. Click More to:

    • Add a description or hint.

    • Go to section based on answer.

    • Shuffle the order of the options.

  4. To shuffle the question order, click Settings. Next to Presentation, click the down arrow then turn on Shuffle option order.

  5. Add an image to a question by clicking the add image icon.

  6. Add a YouTube video by clicking the add video icon.

Settings and Previews

Response Settings

  1. Open a form and then click the Settings button at the top.

  2. Click the down arrow next to Responses and select one of the following options:

    • Collect email addresses—Collect email addresses from respondents.

    • Send responders a copy of their response—Send copies of responses on request or automatically.

    • Allow response editing—Allow people to change their answers after they've submitted them.

    • Restriction to users within your organization and its trusted partners — Restrict to users in 'organization name' and its trusted organizations. To distribute your form externally, disable this option.

    • Limit to one response—Permit people to fill out your form only once.


You can preview your form while changing its settings to see how the changes look. When you're finished, you should preview it.

  1. Click the Preview button in the upper right corner.

  2. To make changes to the form, click the Edit button at the bottom right of your screen or return to your editing window.

Sharing Forms

Sending out your form

When you’re ready to send out your form, you can send it by email, copy and paste a link in a chat or email message, embed it on a website, or share a link on social media.

At the top right of the form, click Send. If the form’s audience is limited to your organization, check the Automatically collect respondent’s (your organization) email box.

  1. Email—Click the Email button. Fill in the To field with email addresses. The subject and message contents can be customized.

  2. Link—Click on the Link button. You can make the URL shorter. Copy the link and paste it into a chat, conversation, or email.

  3. Click Embed to embed website content. Inline frame dimensions can be specified. Copy the HTML and paste it into your website or blog.

  4. Click one of the social media icons to get started.

Pausing or stopping responses

When you create a new form, response collection is enabled by default. You have the option to pause or stop it. For example, if you discover an error after submitting a form, you can pause response collection until the error is corrected.

  1. Click Responses in your form.

  2. Disable Accepting responses. It becomes Not accepting responses.

  3. (Optional) Include a message that people will see if they attempt to respond. If you want to pause response collection, you could say something like: "This form is currently inactive. Please retry later."

Analyzing Responses

Analysis in Forms

On the Response tab, you can view a summary of all responses or view individual responses. By selecting the Question tab, you can also view the form questions. Click the individual's email address to switch between responses.

Analysis in Sheets

Send responses to a new spreadsheet by clicking More on the Responses tab in Forms, and then selecting response destination.

  1. Choose Make a new spreadsheet. (Optional) Enter a new name to replace the current one. Click the Create button.

  2. Click select an existing spreadsheet. Select your spreadsheet by clicking the Select button.

To open your spreadsheet from Forms, click View responses in Sheets next to More. The spreadsheet is displayed in a new window. Return to Forms by clicking Form and then Show summary of responses, or by returning to the Forms window.

Stop submitting responses to spreadsheets:

On the Responses tab in Forms, click More and then Unlink form.

To confirm, click Unlink.