Google recently introduced an update to Google Forms that finally allows users to collaborate. With this update, users can work together on a form in real-time, while also chatting inside the file.

Updates also include Form themes, useful copy/paste functions, and the ability to specify which spreadsheet form responses go to.


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18 thoughts on “Introducing the New Google Forms

  1. Joshua Hess Reply

    I noticed on the new forms that an individual that has just completed a form has the option to edit their responses. Is there any way that I, as the form file/response file owner can send them a link at a later time that will allow them to alter their form responses? How? Thanks.

  2. Becky Reply

    Do you have any idea how to publish a Google Form to the Templates area. With the recent change, we cannot successfully publish a “quiz form” to the templates area, allowing teachers to use the quiz template, have students take the quiz, and then get the spreadsheet results. We can publish the spreadsheet to the Templates Gallary…however, the form is no longer “attached” with the new version. It is a separate document. Make sense?

  3. Judy Reply

    New Google Forms not yet showing up for some Google Apps schools.
    I work with many school districts and have noticed that some of the districts have the new version of Google Forms and some do not. Thought this was an automatic upgrade. Is this an optional issue in the dashboard? Do we need to ask districts’ domain administrators to “flip the switch” or what? Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Google Gooru Post authorReply


      As far as I know, this update has been applied to all Google Apps domains. Your domain may be on the ‘scheduled release track’ rather than the ‘rapid release track’ which may have something to do with it. The ‘scheduled release track’ pushes out updates slightly later than ‘rapid’.

  4. Richard Zack Reply

    Thanks for this. Two questions on the new forms-

    Do you know how to find the “form key” with the new model? I’m using this for a Google forms WordPress plugin which requires the actual key. It’s no longer just in the URL bar, whatever that new code is, its not the legacy “form key” that I need.

    Also my form keeps showing up in German, any idea how to force English?

  5. Ola Forsberg Reply

    Delete duplicates in google form?
    In the old one it was easy. How d i now?

  6. Alan Reply

    I am the webmaster for our church and I am having a hard time getting the responses EMAILED to more than one addressee.

    In the old forms I was able to send it to as many recipients as I needed which was good as not all the people had a Google account and could figure out how to get to the spreadsheet OR to even know there was a new response to read.

    Any word on why they changed this or how to get around it?

    • Google Gooru Post authorReply


      It looks like you can only send notifications to the owner of the spreadsheet.

      My suggestion would be to have the notifications sent to you, then set up a filter so they can automatically be forwarded to anyone else you would like to share the results with.

      Make sure the sharing permissions are set to ‘Anyone with the link can view’.

      If you need additional help with this, please let me know. Thanks!

  7. Landon Reply

    I am seeing the new Google Forms in my personal account, but still get the old Forms in my school district account.

  8. Katelyn Reply

    The new forms just hit our Business App account. Are we able to use the new look and functionality on previously created forms?

  9. Lora Reply

    Is there a way to create questions dependencies (eg: If x then ask a. If y then ask b and c) without having to create lots of new pages with different question streams?

    • Google Gooru Post authorReply

      You can create different paths of a Form, depending on the answers your user provides. But, like you said, it can get very confusing if you’re putting together an in-depth Form.

      I always suggest being very careful when making conditional Forms like this, because it can be really easy to make a mistake. So just continuously check your work and make sure to explore every possible scenario before you send it out.

  10. MikeB Reply

    I LOVE Google Forms. I HATE the “new” Google Forms. I would like to have the ability to create forms the way I’ve been doing it for a long time – Create/Form and have the spreadsheet INCLUDED with the form. Now, if I elect to have data sent to a sheet it is a separate document: Google Form (responses). Who needs all the extra documents cluttering up the folder? This was a step backwards I think.

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