Whether you're creating a survey, quiz, or registration form, including hyperlinks in your Google Form can enhance user engagement by providing important additional resources for added context.
In this post, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process to add a hyperlink to a Google Form easily so that you can improve the functionality of your Google Forms. Let’s dive in!
How to include a link on a Google Form
Step 1: Create a new Google Form
Navigate to your Google Forms.
Click on the + button to start a new blank form. Alternatively, you can also use one of Google Form’s premade templates. We’re going to start a new form.
Add a title and a description for your form, then add the questions.
Step 2: Type out the text where link needs to go
Now, it’s time to add the text that you want to hyperlink. There are several places in Google Forms where you add text, but you can’t hyperlink text everywhere. If you wish to hyperlink text, you must add it to the following places in a form:
- Form’s title
- Form’s description
- Question field
It’s important to know that the text you input in the options when inserting a multiple-choice or a multiple-choice grid question can’t be hyperlinked.
Step 3: Use the “Insert Link” option
Once you’ve inserted the text you want to hyperlink, select it. Find and click the “Insert link” button in the formatting options that open up below it (it looks like a chain link).
Step 4: Paste the destination link
Clicking the “Hyperlink” button will open up a new window. Enter the text you want to be hyperlinked.
In the next field, insert the link and click “OK.”
With that, you’ve added a hyperlink to your Google Forms.
Step 5: Finish creating your form
Now, all that’s left to do is finish your form. You can add different types of questions, and you can even split your form into different sections. Learn the different functions and features of Google Forms to finish your form.
Why is including hyperlinks in Google Forms a good idea?
Incorporating hyperlinks into Google Forms can significantly improve your forms' overall user experience and efficacy. It can also provide additional resources for context for your respondents, eliminating the need for lengthy explanations within the form itself.
For example, hyperlinking can be a great way to provide supplementary details or resources related to a question if you're making a quiz for your students. Users can understand the topic comprehensively by clicking on the provided link and accessing more information.
Another scenario where hyperlinking can be helpful is when you’re including payments in Google Forms. Google Forms doesn’t have an inherent feature to accept payments, so if you want to include payments, you can link to a payment service within your form. Your respondents can simply click the link and be directed to the payment gateway.
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Knowing how to hyperlink text in your Google Form is a great way to upgrade your respondent’s experience. There are many other Google Forms tricks and tips that can help that you may not even be aware of.
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