How to Add a Signature in Google Forms: Ultimate Guide for 2023

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

How to Add a Signature to Google Forms

1. Click on the “+” icon to add a new question.

You will find this “+” icon on the right side of your screen. Click on it.

2. Select the “Short answer” option from the question types.

The dropdown menu provides various question types; for signatures, “Short Answer” is the most appropriate.

3. Label the question with “Signature.”

By labeling it “Signature,” respondents will understand that this is where they should provide their digital signature.

4. Ensure the signature is mandatory by making it a required question.

To do this, activate the “Required” slider or toggle option. This step ensures that the form cannot be submitted unless the signature section is filled out.

5. For handwritten signatures, consider using an add-on.

If a typed name isn't sufficient and you prefer a handwritten signature, access the add-ons by clicking the three dots (often labeled “More”) in the top right corner.

Search for “Signature” in the Add-ons store.

Go for popular choices or any add-on of your choice and follow the given setup instructions.

6. Preview the form to ensure everything looks correct.

By clicking on the eye-shaped preview icon at the top, you can see how respondents will view the form.

7. Once everything looks good, share your form.

Distribute your form to your intended audience by selecting the “Send” button.

There you have it! With these steps, anyone can easily add a signature prompt to their Google Form. Remember, a typed name can act as a digital signature, but if you need actual handwritten signatures, using an add-on will be necessary.

We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of how to add a signature in Google Forms. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to share your Google Forms or our article on how to add conditional questions in Google Forms.

We also recommend reading our guide on how to get email notifications for new responses in Google Forms to optimize your workflow better.

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