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How to Make a Waitlist on Google Forms (Easiest Way in 2024)‍

In this article, we will show you how to make a waitlist on Google Forms. Simply follow the process below.

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How to Make a Waitlist on Google Forms

Follow the steps below to make a waitlist on Google Forms. 

1. Enter Title and Description for Your Waitlist Form

At the top of your new form, you'll see default text for the form title and description. Click to edit these fields. Clearly state the name of your event or the purpose of the waitlist in the title. In the description, provide any necessary details about the event or instructions for signing up.

2. Use '+' to Add Necessary Personal Information Questions

To collect information from your waitlist participants, click the '+' button on the right-hand side toolbar for each new question you want to add. Essential information usually includes the participant's full name, email address, and phone number. Consider how you will use this information and add any other questions that may be relevant to your event or activity.

3. Select 'Short Answer' for Personal Details Questions

For each question that requires a concise and specific response, such as name or email, choose the 'Short Answer' question type from the dropdown menu next to the question.

4. Toggle 'Required' on for All Critical Questions

To make sure you collect all the necessary information from each respondent, toggle the 'Required' switch found at the bottom of each question setup. This prevents a form submission unless these questions are answered.

5. Customize Your Form's Visual Theme with the Palette Icon

Click the palette icon in the top toolbar to access the theme options.

Here, you can select a color scheme or upload a header image that complements your event’s style or organization's branding. This can make your form more engaging and professional-looking.

6. Preview the Form with the Eye Icon to Ensure Accuracy

Before distributing your form, use the eye icon at the top of the page to preview it. 

7. Share Your Form via Email, Link, or Website Embedding

Once you're satisfied with your form, click the 'Send' button at the top right.

You can then choose to share your form directly via email, copy a link to the form, or generate HTML code to embed the form on a website.

8. Monitor Sign-Ups in the 'Responses' Tab

Stay updated with your waitlist by regularly checking the 'Responses' tab at the top of the form editor. This section allows you to see all submitted entries, manage the list, and even export the data to a spreadsheet for further analysis or action.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to make a waitlist on Google Forms. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to create an escape room in Google Forms or our article on Google Forms FAQs.

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