How To Create & Use Google Forms?

How To Create & Use Google Forms?

Google Forms is a collaborative Google web survey program. It can be used free of charge and is part of the G Suite but is also a single product. For eight years, Google Forms has been around.

Google Forms is an excellent web-based survey app. While it may not be the most sophisticated survey program on the internet, Google Forms is the ultimate option for small companies.

Creating a Google Form

The following infographic shows you how to create a Google form. You will also find a step-by-step textual guide to constructing a form below.

How To Create & Use Google Forms?

Step 1: Set up a new form or quiz

  1. Go to
  2. Click Blank Plus .
  3. A new form will open.

Create a form from Google Drive

When you create a Google Form, it’s saved in Google Drive. To create a form directly from Google Drive:

  1. On a computer, go to
  2. In the top left, click New and then Google Forms.

Types of Questions in a Google Form

Google Forms can be used to create 11 types of questions. The following are the type of questions present in a Google Form.

  1. Short Answer: Short answer questions can take answers with a length of up to 500 characters.
  2. Paragraph: Paragraph questions are suited for answers longer than 500 characters. They do not have a limit.
  3. Multiple choice: These features can be used to add multiple-choice questions.
  4. Checkboxes: When a question has multiple answers, or multiple responses are needed, checkboxes can be used.
  5. Dropdown: A dropdown menu lets you select an option from a flurry of options.
  6. File Upload: These are helpful when Forms are being used for job applications. An applicant can upload their photos and resume.
  7. Linear scale: Allows respondents to select a set number from a scale. Most used for feedback and rating related surveys.
  8. Multiple Choice Grid: As the name suggests, it is a multiple-choice question with more than one row of answers. A user can select only one answer per row.
  9. Checkbox Grid: A checkbox version of the multiple-choice grid.
  10. Date: Lets the respondent add a date. For example the Date of Birth.
  11. Time: Lets the respondent add a time.


For a lot more, Google Forms can be used. It is one of the most overlooked G-suite functions. Most people obsess over docs and sheets which don’t know the meaning of types. I expect ways to gain greater popularity over time. It’s limited, but what’s not tech.

How To Create & Use Google Forms?

How do I create a Google form?

The best way to start form building is via the Google Forms app. Select a template, or launch a blank form at In Docs, Sheets and Slides, there is also a link to Google form: select File-> New-> Form to start a new blank form.

Are Google Forms free?

It’s free and easy with Google Forms.

How do I use Google Forms to make a quiz?

In Google Forms, click Plus .
At the top right, click Settings .
Click QuizzesMake this a quiz.
Optional: To collect email addresses, click General. Collect email addresses.
Click Save.

Does Google forms work on mobile?

Sadly, Google Forms doesn’t have a dedicated Android or iOS apps as of now. You will have to create a form through a mobile browser of your choice from Google Forms website. You can then add more questions of various types, change the theme, view responses, and more all through the website on the mobile browser.

How secure is Google Forms?

Yes, Google Forms responses are stored in a worksheet that can only be accessed through a Google account login. The transmission of data uses SSL to encrypt the data during transport (but not in storage!) The data is as secure as most other systems which take survey data and store it.
Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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