How to Enable File Upload in Google Forms: A Step-By-Step Guide
Google Forms is an easy-to-use tool for collecting information from respondents online, but by default, it doesn't allow file uploads directly to the form. Instead, it lets respondents upload files to the owner's Google Drive via the form. This guide will walk you through the steps to enable file uploads in Google Forms, allowing respondents to submit documents, images, or any other files along with their form responses.
Select an existing form on Google Forms or create a new one.
Step 2: Add a Question
Click on the + icon to add a new question.
Then, choose File upload from the question types.
Enabling file upload will allow respondents to upload files to your Google Drive. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 3: Customize File Upload Settings (Optional)
Adjust settings such as file types allowed and maximum file size according to your preferences.
Step 4: Share Your Form
After enabling file uploads, your form is ready to be shared. Click on Send in the top-right corner of the form to get a shareable link or embed code.
View and Download File Submissions
Step 1: Check Responses
Navigate to Responses and look for the file upload question. You'll be able to see Google Drive links to the files your respondents submitted.
Step 2: View Files Individually
Click a link to get redirected to the Google Drive page where you can view and download the file.
Enabling file uploads in Google Forms enhances the versatility of your surveys, quizzes, or data collection forms. Follow these simple steps to integrate file upload functionality into your Google Forms. This feature is especially useful for projects that require additional documentation or visual content.
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With Fillout, you will be able to view file attachments directly in the same form. Also, respondents are not required to sign-in using Google to be able to upload files to your Fillout form unlike in Google Forms. Happy form-making!
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