How to Add Conditional Questions in Google Forms? (7 minutes read)

Have you ever wondered what conditional logic quizzes are? Or ever wanted to make conditional questions in Google Forms? Either way, we’ve got you covered! 

Conditional logic quiz adds a whole new level to interactive quizzes. It has taken over the internet and there are quite a few reasons for it. This guide will teach you what is conditional logic, why should you make one, and how to create Google Forms conditional questions. 

Sounds good? Great, let’s get right away into it.

  1. What is Conditional Logic?
  2. Why make Conditional Logic Questions?
  3. Setup the Form
  4. Add Sections
  5. Add Conditional Logic
  6. Preview the Output

Key Takeaways

  • Conditional logic helps make forms simple and concise to take by hiding questions irrelevant to specific answers.
  • Using conditional logic questions has its sets of benefits, it is personal, interactive, and different from a standard quiz.
  • To make conditional questions in google forms, start by setting up a google form, and adding different sections.
  • Then, to add the conditional logic feature, go to the ‘Section based on answer’ option in a specific question, and add appropriate sections to each option. Check the outcome by previewing it and then share the form.

What is Conditional Logic?

Conditional logic a.k.a Branching or Skip logic helps make your form more straightforward and more concise to take by hiding questions that are not relevant to specific answers. In simpler words, when a respondent answers a form/quiz question, the succeeding questions depend upon the answer to the former question. 

To make it uncomplicated here is an example of how conditional logic questions are created. For example, the main question asked is – Do you own a car? Then there are two options for this question – Yes & No. 

Based on the answer opted by the respondent it will lead to its respective question. If yes, then which brand of car? If not, then what transport do you use? (see below image)

conditional questions in google forms-example

Why make Conditional Logic Questions?

Anything that is on depend has to have its sets of benefits that have made it famous. The same goes for the conditional logic quiz, it is personable, interactive, and different from a standard quiz. Here are a few reasons for you to know why, if you want to create a google forms conditional questions quiz.

Personalize User Experience

How fun and special it feels when someone or something is dedicated to you or personal for you, right? Similarly, a conditional logic quiz is engaging, unique, and personal. It creates a personalized user experience for everyone taking the quiz/survey.

Streamline your Online Forms

Conditional questions in google forms/ any online forms make it less confusing and more digestible for users by hiding irrelevant fields.

Increase or Better Conversions

If your content is relevant, the form is interesting and unpredictable, you are maximizing the chances of users completing the form. Your forms can be shorter, but more precise and less overwhelming. It will translate into better conversions and turn more leads.

Easier Email Marketing

A conditional logic quiz is a perfect way to boost your email subscribers. But how? For starters, an Interactive quiz is a lead generation machine. 

The results of quiz-takers can be directly implied to create your follow-up regime. You can safely send your best resources, content, and services. 

How to Add Conditional Questions in Google Forms

Now moving forward to create the steps for setting google forms conditional questions. You can create conditional questions in google forms for any use cases whether it’s for a customer feedback survey, event feedback survey, RSVP, event registration, or anything. 

Just follow these steps to make google forms conditional questions.

1. Setup the Form

The easiest way to get started with Google Forms is by using templates for a few cases. Like, if you are using it to create a feedback form or RSVP then Google Forms has templates for that. They have templates for limited use cases, you can otherwise start with a blank form or quiz. 

  • Go to Google Forms, click on the ‘Template Gallery’ or select ‘Blank Form/Quiz.’ 
  • If you have selected a template, then you’ll find pre-added few questions that you can modify, besides to show nested questions in google forms we will have to first add different sections. 
  • Before that, you can configure settings and customize your google forms, though you can also do it towards the end. 

2. Add Sections

So, we will be creating different sections with various questions to lead onto. To make the process a bit easier and clear to understand we are going to explain it with help of an example. For instance, you want to create an event registration form and there are going to be different events. We will create different sections based on the events, like – 

  • Section 1: User Details followed by an event to be attended,
  • Section 2: Dance Event, 
  • Section 3: Music Event, 
  • Section 4: Art Event.

Creating sections will organize your form and you can set the form to show or jump to the sections & questions based on answers. So the first section (default present) will be of collecting participants’ details and asking which event they want to attend and leading them to that. 

conditional questions in google forms-section 1

Let’s start by adding sections before adding conditional questions. 

  • Click on the ‘Add Section’ button on the menu to the right of the question field.
  • On adding the new section – Name the section (compulsory) and description of the section to make more clear (optional)
  • Now add questions into that section related to that particular event registration or feedback, or whatsoever. 
  • Then do the same thing for the other two or more sections. 

You’ll have a total of four sections, the first section as mentioned above is related to user details and will have a ‘follow-up section’ question. 

3. Add Conditional Logic

Now that we have successfully created each section, it’s time to use the conditional dropdown feature. Follow these steps to add google forms conditional questions. 

[Note* Conditional questions in google forms will work for only multiple-choice and dropdown type questions.] 

  • Select the questions you want to apply conditional logic to, click on this symbol ‘፧’ you’ll see options, select ‘Go to section based on answer.’ Here, we selected the ‘which event you will attend?’ question
  • After selecting the option you’ll see dropdown options beside each choice. 
  • You’ll then have to choose from the dropdown which section you want your respondents to lead to if they click on that particular choice.

Here, you can see I have selected ‘Section 2 Dance Event Registration’ for the first option, the user will be taken to that section. So forth, we have to do other options (see the below image). 

conditional questions-GForms-select section

4. Preview the Output

Once we have added successfully created google forms conditional questions, it’s time to check the output. To preview the google form, click on the preview button at the top navigation bar. 

  • Fill in the details, and select any of the options from the section 1 question – ‘Which event will you attend?’ We have selected – ‘No I will not be able to attend any’ option
  • It will directly lead us to the ‘Sorry to hear that’ section i.e, the last section. 
  • Once, you are satisfied with your form, send it via email, copy the link, or embed HTML to your webpage. 

This is how you add conditional questions in google forms. It is the most simplified way to create conditional logic in any online form.

Wrap Up

In this blog, we covered a bit of everything related to conditional logic, what it is, its benefits, and how to create conditional questions in google forms. It is a quick steps guide to read, understand, and follow when you want to make google forms conditional questions yourself. 

Hope you have understood the steps, if any queries feel free to ask in the comment sections below. 

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