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Pre-filled Link in Google Forms: How to Create It (2024 Guide)

In this article, we explain what a pre-filled link is in Google Forms. We will also show you how to create a pre-filled link in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below!

What Is a Pre-filled Link in Google Forms?

A pre-filled link in Google Forms is a customized shareable link that directs users to a form with some fields already filled out with default answers. This feature streamlines the process by providing respondents with a form that partially contains the information you expect them to provide.

How to Create a Pre-filled Link in Google Forms

1. Set up your form.

Click the + icon on the right to add a question. Enter the questions you want to pre-fill. 

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2. Get the pre-filled link.

In the top right corner, click on the three dots for more options. Select "Get pre-filled link" from the dropdown menu.

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google forms pre filled link

3. Fill out the form. 

A new tab will open with your form's questions. Fill out the fields you want to pre-fill for your respondents. In our example below, we will pre-fill Sample Question 1 and Sample Question 2. 

After filling out the desired fields, click the "Get Link" button at the bottom of the page.

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4. Copy and share the link. 

Once you click "Get Link," a URL will be generated that contains the pre-filled information. Click the "Copy link" button to save the URL to your clipboard.

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Share this link with your respondents. When they open the form using this link, they'll see the fields you filled out already completed.

5. Test your pre-filled form. 

Before sending out the pre-filled link, test it by opening the link in an incognito window or a different browser to ensure that the fields are pre-filled as expected.

Here's what our pre-filled sample form looks like: 

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of what a pre-filled link is in Google Forms and how to create it.

You might also like our articles on whether Google Forms is HIPAA compliant and organizing an RSVP using Google Forms. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on setting up approval flows in Google Forms.

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