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Find out if a Google Form has changed 

Forms History lets you see if changes have been made to a Google Form. Forms History is available for free from the Google Workspace Marketplace:

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See when a Google Form has changed

  1. Open a Google Form.
  2. At the top, click (Add-ons) >  Forms History > Open.

Optional:

  • To find grouped versions: In the right panel, click Expand arrow_drop_down.

Tip: To browse a form’s version history, you need permission to edit.

Make a copy of the current version

You can make a copy of the current version of the form which is linked to the form’s version history.

  1. Open a Google Form.
  2. At the top, click (Add-ons) >  Forms History > Open.
  3. In the right panel, next to the current version that you want to copy, click content_copy to Make a copy.
  4. Enter a name for your copy.
  5. Choose where to save the file.
    • To share the file with the same people, click Share it with the same people.
  6. Click OK.

View a copied version of the Google Form

You can view a copy of the form created with Forms History from the version history.

  1. Open a Google Form.
  2. At the top, click (Add-ons) >  Forms History > Open.
  3. In the right panel, click the link to the copied version of the form.

Important: Only copies of the form made with Forms History are available in the version history.

Tip: indicates if there is a copy of the form in the grouped version history.

Unable to see a form revision?

The revisions for your form may occasionally be merged by Google to save storage space. Previous versions of a form are only available as copies made with Forms History.

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alice Keeler (alicekeeler.com) for Forms History feedback, ideas, artwork and inspiration.

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