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How to Edit a Google Form After Submission (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to edit a Google Form after submission in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below. 

How to Edit a Google Form After Submission

To edit Google Forms after submission, simply follow the process below.

Set up your Form to Allow Editing

Here's how to to set up your form to allow editing:

1. Open 'Settings' Next to the 'Responses' Tab

Begin with your Google Form open in your browser. Locate and click on "Settings," which is situated next to the "Responses" tab at the top of the page to access various configuration options.

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2. Toggle 'Allow Response Editing' Option

In the Settings menu, click on the "Responses" tab. Find the option labeled "Allow response editing." Toggle this switch to the 'ON' position. This enables respondents to edit their submissions after they have submitted them.

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3. Edit and Customize Confirmation Message

Navigate to the "Presentation" tab in the Settings menu. Here, find the confirmation message section and click on "Edit" next to the confirmation message. 

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Customize this message to include clear instructions and inform respondents that they can edit their responses after submission.

4. Save Adjustments and Exit Settings

After customizing the confirmation message, click the "Save" button to apply your changes. Once saved, exit the Settings menu.

Edit your Google Form After Submission as a Respondent

Here's how to edit your Google Form after submission:

1. Identify the 'Edit Response' Link

After submitting a Google Form, carefully check the confirmation page or any confirmation email you received. Look for a link or button labeled 'Edit Response' or similar. This link allows you to modify your submission.

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2. Access Your Previous Responses

Click on the 'Edit Response' link. This action will redirect you to the form and display your initial answers. The form creator must enable response editing for this link to be available.

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3. Modify Your Answers as Needed

Take your time to review and change your responses on the form. You can edit any of the fields that you had previously filled out.

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4. Save Changes by Resubmitting the Form

Once you've made your edits, ensure you save your changes by clicking on the 'Submit' button again. This step is crucial for your updated answers to be recorded.

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5. Confirm Successful Submission of Edited Responses

After resubmitting, pay attention to the confirmation message that appears. It should indicate that your edited responses have been successfully recorded.

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We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to edit a Google Form after submission. You might also like our articles on how to set up Google for RSVP and how to export Google Forms to Docs. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on how to forward Google Forms responses to email.

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