Copying a Google form can be convenient if they have similar questions or you want to replicate their format.
While copies of a Google form are quick to make, you must either be a collaborator or have editorial access to the existing form.
If you don’t, there’s no easy way to copy the form short of opening it side-by-side on a different tab with the form you’re currently working on.
Copying Someone Else’s Form
If you are neither the owner nor a collaborator of the form you want to copy, follow these steps:
- Open the form you wish to copy in Google Forms.
- You will see the option Request Edit Access in the bottom right corner. Click on it to request editorial rights from the owner of the form.
- An email will notify you whether your request is accepted or not. Unfortunately, if the owner does not grant you access, you cannot proceed.
- If the owner grants you access, return to the form. There will be an Edit icon on the bottom right. Click on it to go into the editing interface.
- To make a copy of the form. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the form.
- Select the Make a copy from the menu. Select make a copy.
- Write a title for the new form in the window that pops up.
- You can also choose the location you want your new form saved to in Google Drive.
- Finally, you can choose if you want to share the copy with the same collaborators or not.
- Finally, select Make a copy, and your copy of the form will be created!
Duplicating a form you already own or have editorial access to
- Open the form you want to duplicate.
- Click on the three-dots menu on the top right.
- Select Make a copy.
- In the window that appears, type the title of the copied document.
- You can choose where you want to save the new copy.
- Finally, click on Make a copy. The Google Form is now duplicated!