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Google Forms Link Not Working: What to Do (2024 Update)

In this article, we cover some of the most common solutions to help you fix the problem with a Google Forms link not working. Read on to learn more.

How to Fix Google Forms Link Not Working

Below are some of the most common possible causes on why your Google Forms link may not be working and how troubleshoot it: 

The form is no longer active

The form might have been deleted, closed by the creator, or set to no longer accept responses. Contact the form's creator to confirm if the form is still active and accepting responses.

Google Forms link not working

Restricted access

Access to the form is limited to certain users or groups, possibly only those within the creator's organization. Verify you have the correct permissions to access the form by contacting the form creator or checking if you need to sign in with a specific account.

Browser issues

Compatibility problems or settings in your web browser can prevent the form from loading correctly. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies, or access the form using a different browser or incognito mode to bypass any browser-specific issues.

Network restrictions

Firewalls, VPNs, or network policies may be blocking access to Google Forms. Try accessing the form from a different network, such as switching from your corporate or school network to a home or public Wi-Fi, to see if a network restriction is the issue.

Google Drive issues

Since Google Forms is tied to Google Drive, any service disruption or outage could affect access to the form. Check Google's Workspace Status Dashboard to see if there are any reported issues with Google Drive that could be affecting access to the form.

We hope that you now have a better understanding on how to fix Google Forms link not working. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to set up choice removal in Google Forms and how to fix the problem with your email notifications for Google Forms not working.

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