Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing

By: Chris Crum - January 30, 2013

Google has launched a new version of its Forms Google Drive app. It now includes collaboration features, so you can edit forms with others in real time, not unlike features in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

“If you need to work with two colleagues on a survey, all three of you can work on the same form simultaneously and even have a group chat on the side, without leaving the form,” says Google software engineer Nick Santos.

Google has also made some editing changes for those working alone. Changes are auto-saved, and edits can be easily undone or redone.

“Improved copy-and-paste will let you copy a list of bullets from the web or multiple rows of text from a spreadsheet; then, when you paste into a form, each line will be appear as an individual answer. And you can use keyboard shortcuts to get things done more quickly,” says Santos.

The update is rolling out over the course of the next several days.

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