When your respondent submit their Google Form, you want them to receive an email notification of their submission. This article explains how to notify your form respondent after each submission.
Notify your form respondent
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- Configure a Google Form
- Collect email addresses after each submission
- Notify your respondents of their submission
- A Google Form and request template
- Configure Form Publisher on your Form
- Collect email addresses
- Notify form respondent
- Add a specific marker
1. Notify your form respondent on your original form
If you want your respondent to receive an email notification after their submission, you need to collect your recipients’ email addresses.
Note: In most cases we advise you to do the above. However, in certain use cases you need to manually add an 'email' question.
To know more, we recommend you read: [Part 1] Set up an approval workflow on Google Form
In order to perform the above, you need to select 'Collect email addresses' on your Google Form settings.
To do so, click on the Google Form setting icon:
Then, select ‘Collect email addresses’. Click ‘SAVE’:
A new required question will appear on your Google Form:
Once your ‘Email address’ question appears in your Google Form, select ‘Notify form respondent’ option from Form Publisher.
From your 'Sharing options and notifications' sidebar, select 'Notify form respondent':
Then, save your Form Publisher configuration.
2. Notify your form respondent on your connected form (optional)
On your connected form a question ‘Email address’ is automatically added at the end of your Google Form.
If you want to notify your form respondent on your connected form, you will need to create an ‘Email address’ marker. To do so, open Form Publisher from your connected form. Then, click ‘Get started’:
Configure Form Publisher from this step:
Then, proceed to the following articles.
Once you are on the ‘Sharing options and notifications’ step, add the ‘Email address’ marker:
Then, click ‘Next’:
Your Form Publisher configuration is now saved on your connected form!
3. Test your Google Form configuration
Go back to your original form to submit your first form. From the previous sidebar, click ‘Save’:
Then, click ‘Send’:
Add your recipient email address in the ‘to’ field. Click ‘Send’:
Your recipient must fill in your form and click ‘Submit’:
A confirmation message will pop up:
In our example, firstname.lastname@example.org will receive an email notification after his submission with a Google Document which is the original template:
If you have followed the "Part 2 Notify your form respondents on your connected form (optional)" your recipient will also receive a Google Spreadsheet in the same email thread which is the connected template: