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If I Edit My Response In Google Forms Will They Know

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can edit your responses in Google Forms without notifying others by checking the “Edit after submit” option in the form’s “Settings” under “General.”
» When you need to edit a form after exiting, you can access the form responses spreadsheet, and utilize the “Script editor” under “Tools” for post-submission modifications.

If I Edit My Response In Google Forms Will They Know:

If the form has enabled the Edit option then you might get a link and can edit your response.

When you just edit the form the receiver will again get a mail that your response is updated for the form.

If you have any concerns about whether others will know if you edit your response in a Google Form, then know that when you edit your response in a Google Form, others will not receive any notification or alert about the changes you made. Your edits remain private unless you share the updated information.

If you notice an error or need to make changes to your response, you can easily do so without worrying about others being notified. Simply open the form, locate your original response, and make the necessary edits. Once you submit the edited response, it replaces the previous version.

How To Edit Response In Google Form:

There are mainly two methods that you can look for to fix this:

1. Form Which Submitted Already

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Settings & Allow response editing

The first step you have to follow is to go to the “Settings” option, which is seen in the top right area of the screen beside the “SEND” option. Then you have to go to the “Responses” part of the settings section.

Click on Setiings on google form

The lower part of the visible options will say “Responses can:” There will be four options below. Tap on the box beside “Allow response editing“. Ticking this option will allow the user of the form to edit the form even after it is submitted. Then automatically save the changes you have made.

Enable Allow Response Editing

Step 2: Preview your edited form

 Now you have to tap on the Preview icon at the top right of the screen to see how the form looks and if it lets you edit your response.

Click preview option

You will notice that once you submit the form, there is an option that says, “Edit your response”. If you click on the option, the form with all the details you’ve filled in will appear on the screen, and you can make the necessary changes.

Click Edit Your Response

2. For Who Filled Form & Closed

Follow the below:

Step 1: Go to Script editor

The first step you have to follow is to go to the form response spreadsheet. Under the name of the sheet, you will see a menu bar with various options like “File”, “Edit”, etc. Tap on the option that says “Tools”.

Under the options that will appear below it, tap on the option “Script editor”. You will see some default text on the screen; delete it.

Click on Script editor

Step 2: Type the script for creating Edit URLs 

Now type in a code. Go to the form and look at the form URL. You will notice a combination of alphabets in the middle of the URL. You have to copy this part of the URL and paste it into the script in the form key section.

Edit Code

Now go to the spreadsheet again and copy the name of the sheet. Directly paste it into the designated area in the script. Then we need to add to the script a column number that will help determine which column you want the edit URL saved in.

Step 3: Save and tap on “OK” 

Now tap on the “Save” icon at the top left part of the screen below the menu bar. A prompt will appear asking you to enter the name of the project. Enter a title and tap on “OK”.

Click on Save icon

Step 4: Tap on “Run” & “Review permissions”

Tap on the “Run” option in the menu bar. In the options under it, tap on “Run function”.

Click on Run Function

And then on the option with the name of the function you want to run. You will get a prompt saying, “Authorization required”. Tap on the option that says “Review permissions”.

Click on Review Function

You will have to choose an account you want to proceed with and allow Google to manage and view your spreadsheets and forms. 

Step 5: Go to Spreadsheet

Now you have to come back to the spreadsheet. You will notice that all the URLs have been made for the existing responses in the assigned column. These links store the exact details that the particular respondent typed. If they have access to this link, they can change the details. If you decide to make changes in the script later, tap on “Run”.

Click to url link

How To Edit A Google Form Responses After Submission:

You can use the Edit Response link provided in the confirmation email or on the submission confirmation page. Simply click on the link to access your form response.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

You can now try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, open the Edit Response link received or accessed.

Step 2: Then, just make the necessary changes to your responses.

Step 3: After that, review your edits and ensure they are accurate.

Step 4: Finally, click on the “Submit” or “Save” button to save your changes.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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