How to Duplicate a Google Form: A Step-by-Step Guide

Duplicating a Google Form can save you a lot of time, especially when you need to create multiple forms that are similar in structure. In this guide, we walk you through each step of the process to make duplicating a Google Form as simple as possible.

How to Duplicate a Google Form: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Google Forms is a versatile tool that allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and other types of forms with ease. Sometimes, you might want to duplicate an existing form to reuse its structure or layout, either for the same project or for an entirely different one. Copying a Google Form can save you a lot of time and effort. In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of duplicating a Google Form.

Step 1: Log in to Your Google Account

Before you can duplicate a Google Form, make sure you're logged in to the Google account that has access to the form you want to duplicate.
  1. Go to Google's homepage
  1. Click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner.
  1. Enter your email and password, or select your account if already displayed.

Step 2: Access Google Forms

Once you're logged in to your Google Account, you'll need to navigate to Google Forms.
  1. Click on the nine-dot "Apps" menu in the top right corner, next to your profile picture.
  1. Find "Forms" in the dropdown and click on it.
Alternatively, you can go directly to Google Forms by typing the URL into your browser.

Step 3: Locate the Form You Want to Duplicate

You'll be presented with a dashboard showing your recent forms, templates, and folders.
  1. Scroll through the list to find the form you want to duplicate.
  1. Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top to find your form by its name or other identifying features.

Step 4: Open the Form

Click on the form that you wish to duplicate to open it. This will open the form in edit mode.
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Step 5: Duplicate the Form

After you've opened the form, you have to duplicate it within Google Forms.
  1. Click on the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the form editor window. This is sometimes called the "More" menu.
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  1. Select "Make a copy" from the dropdown list.
  1. A dialogue box will appear asking you to name the new form and choose a folder in Google Drive where it will be saved. Fill these out as you see fit.
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  1. Click on the "Make a copy" button at the bottom of the dialogue box.

Step 6: Edit the Duplicated Form

Once you've duplicated the form, it will open in a new tab (if you used the first option) or you'll need to navigate to it in Google Drive (if you used the second option).
  1. Open the duplicated form.
  1. Make any necessary edits. You can change questions, add new sections, or modify the form settings as needed.

Step 7: Test the New Form

Before sharing the new form, make sure to test it to confirm that everything is functioning as expected.
  1. Click on the "Preview" button (eye icon) at the top of the form editor.
  1. Fill out the form and submit it to make sure it works correctly.


Duplicating a Google Form is a straightforward process that can save you valuable time. Whether you want to reuse a form for a different project or make a backup, now you know the steps to accomplish this task. Happy form-making!

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Dominic Whyte

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Dominic Whyte

Dominic is the co-founder of He previously worked on engineering & product at Retool. Prior to Retool, he started Cheer ( acquired by Retool in 2020).