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Google Forms Date Picker: The Ultimate Guide for 2024

In this article, we will show you how to set up the Google Forms date picker feature. Simply follow the steps below. 

How to Set up Google Forms Date Picker 

Follow the process below to enable easy date selection by respondents by setting up the Google Forms date picker. 

1. Add a Question to Your Google Form

Click the "Add question" button within your Google Form. This action will create a new question for your form.

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2. Choose "Date" as the Question Type

After adding a question, you'll need to specify the question type. To create a date picker, select the "Date" option from the list of available question types.

3. Customize Your Date Question Text

Click on the newly added date question to customize it. You can change the question text to fit your specific needs and format it as you like.

4. Enable the Date Picker for Your Question

To make sure the date picker is available for respondents, ensure that the question type remains set as "Date." Google Forms will automatically provide a date picker for respondents to choose a date.

5. Set Additional Date Options

To customize your date question further, click on the date question, and you'll find options to include time, year, or add a description within the question settings. Enable the "Include time" option if you need respondents to specify a time along with the date. Choose "Include year" if it's relevant, and consider adding a brief description to provide context or specific instructions. 

6. Preview Your Form with the Date Picker

Before sharing your form, it's a good practice to preview it. Click the "eye" icon to test how the date picker works within your form and ensure it behaves as expected.

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We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to set up the Google Forms date picker feature. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to set up dashboards in Google Forms or our article on setting up a redirect after submitting in Google Forms. If you want to know how to notify multiple emails in Google Forms, we also suggest checking out our detailed guide. 

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