Google Forms Email Validation (Easiest Way in 2023)
In this article we will show you how to do email validation in google forms is just a few simple steps using our custom formula. Simply follow the steps below.
Google Forms Email Address Validation
1. Add a Short Answer box for Email
To add a question box to Google Forms, click the Add question icon at the top of the floating box on the right side of the page.
Click the multiple choice drop-down box on the right-side of the question box that appears and Select Short answer instead of the default Multiple Choice.
Then type “Enter your Email” or “Email” as the question. This is arbitrary text.
Alternatively, just type “Email” and Google Forms will automatically change the question type to Short answer.
2. Enable Response validation
We can filter the input text by enabling response validation, just like in Google Sheets. To enable response validation, first click the three dots besides the Required toggle in the lower-right corner of the question box. When you hover over it, the More options label should appear. Click it.
You will get two options: Description and Response validation. Click Response validation.
You will get options to set the response validation in the question.
Screencap of this step:
3. Set response to match regular expression [a-zA-Z0-9_\.\+-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9-]+\.[a-zA-Z0-9-\.]+
We now need to set the validation options. Click the first drop-down box, then select Regular expression.
Click the second drop-down box, then select Matches.
Screencap of the steps so far:
On the text box labeled Pattern, paste the following code:
You can also provide a custom error text via the next text box. For this example, we will use the following error text:
Please provide a valid email address
You are now done! To check the output, click Preview icon on the upper-right corner of Google Forms:
If you try to enter an email address that does not follow the email address format from our regular expression the error text will appear:
If you enter a valid email address format, the error disappears.