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How to Make Conditional Questions in Google Forms: 2023 Update

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In this article, we will show you how to make conditional questions in Google Forms easily in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below!

How to Add Conditional Questions in Google Forms

1. Click on the multiple-choice question you want to set a condition for.

Select the question in your form you wish to create a conditional follow-up for. 

2. Go to the bottom right corner and select the three dots.

In the bottom right of the question box, you'll see three vertical dots. Click on this to reveal more options.

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3. Click on "Go to section based on answer."

From the drop-down menu that appears, select "Go to section based on answer." This will allow you to set conditions for following questions.

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4. Set your condition for the question.

You should now see drop-down boxes beside each answer option. Here, you decide what question the respondent will see next based on their answer. 

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If you want a specific follow-up action or question for the answer "Yes," select that section from the drop-down menu next to "Yes." Do the same for other answer options.

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5. Repeat for other questions as needed.

If you want to add more conditional questions, repeat steps 1 through 4 for each question.

How to Add “If Yes” in Google Forms

In Google Forms, you can set up conditional logic using the same feature we outlined above. This allows you to direct respondents to different sections of the form based on their answers, creating an "if yes, then" flow.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Add your conditional question using the multiple-choice question type.

Click on the “+” icon to add a multiple-choice or dropdown question. Here’s how we set up ours:

Question: "Are you interested in joining the new Photography Club?"

Options:

  • Yes 
  • No 
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2. Click on the three vertical dots at the bottom and select “Go to section based on answer.”

Reveal more options by clicking on the three vertical dots at the bottom-right corner of the question box, then select “Go to section based on answer.” This will allow us to set up our conditional logic. 

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3. Set up your "if yes, then" logic.

For the “Yes” answer (or whichever answer you want), select the section you want respondents to go to if they select “Yes.” If you want respondents to go to a different section for “No,” set that up too.

In our example, answering “Yes” will allow the respondent to proceed and sign up for the Photography Club. Answering “No” will allow the respondent to skip this section, and the survey will be concluded.

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4. Ensure subsequent actions or sections align with the logic.

For the sections respondents are directed to, make sure they contain relevant questions or details that follow from the “Yes” or “No” answer. 

For instance, if “Yes” leads to more detailed questions on a topic, and “No” skips those details, ensure the sections are set up accordingly.

5. Test your form to ensure it works properly by clicking on the "Preview" button.

Before sending out your form, always test it to ensure the conditional questions appear as intended. Click on the "Preview" button at the top right corner to view your form as a respondent would.

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By following these steps, you can create a dynamic Google Form that changes based on the responses given.

We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of how to make conditional questions, specifically how to add if-then statements in Google Forms. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on exporting Google Forms to Excel and how to add a signature in Google Forms.

We also have a practical guide on exporting Google Forms to Docs and on whether you can use Google Forms offline.

If you want to enable approval workflow in Google Forms, check out our guide: How to Set up an Approval Workflow in Google Forms. We also recommend reading our article on forwarding Google Forms entries to multiple emails to optimize your workflow better.

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