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How to Add a Timer for Google Forms (Complete Guide for 2023)

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In this article, we will show you how to set a time limit on Google Forms in just a few clicks. Read on to learn more.

Can I Add a Timer for Google Forms? 

Currently, Google Forms does not natively support the ability to add a timer directly within the form itself. However, you can use a third-party tool or add-on that integrates with Google Forms to add a timer. Simply follow the steps below.

How to Set a Time Limit on Google Forms Using Add-ons

1. Navigate to the Add-ons Menu from Your Google Form

Click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of your Google Form and select "Add-ons" from the drop-down menu.

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2. Search for a Timer Add-on in the Marketplace

In the Add-ons marketplace, enter "timer" into the search bar or look for a specific timer add-on such as "Form Timer," then review the available options based on their ratings and reviews.

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3. Install Your Chosen Timer Add-on

Select the timer add-on that best suits your needs and click “Install” to add it to your Google Forms.

how to set a time limit on google forms

4. Open the Add-ons Menu After Installation

Return to your Google Form and click on the puzzle icon in the top menu bar to access your installed add-ons.

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5. Configure the Timer for Your Form

In the Add-ons menu, find and click on the newly installed timer add-on to configure the countdown timer and other settings as required for your form.

6. Save Your Settings and Preview the Form with Timer

After configuring the timer, save your settings and click on the preview button (looks like an eye) to test how the timer works within your form.

Here’s what our chosen add-on looks like: 

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to add a timer for Google Forms.

You might also like our articles about the checkbox grid question type in Google Forms and how to make a Likert scale in Google Forms. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on how to set up custom email scripts for Google Forms responses.

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