Control navigation to sections of a form

If you've divided your form into different sections by adding section breaks, you can specify which users see which sections based on their answers to questions in your form. For example, you can send users who answer "Yes" to a question to page three of your form while sending users who answer "No" to page four.

Send respondents to a specific section based on an answer

New Google Forms (No "File" menu at top)
  1. Open the form.
  2. Click the Question icon and add a question you want to lead to a specific section of your form. The question needs to be either:
    • Multiple choice
    • Choose from a list
  3. On the right side of the question, click the More icon .
  4. Choose Go to section based on answer.
  5. Next to your answers for this question, choose specific pages to send respondents to when they choose an answer. You can also choose to send respondents to the confirmation page based on an answer by selecting "Submit form."
Old Google Forms ("File" menu visible at top)
  1. Open the form.
  2. Open the Insert menu and choose either Multiple Choice or Choose from a list. Only these two question types can be used to send respondents to specific pages.
  3. Check the box labeled "Go to page based on answer".
  4. Next to your answers for this question, choose specific pages to send respondents to when they choose an answer. You can also choose to send respondents to the confirmation page based on an answer by selecting "Submit form."

Send respondents to a page from another page

If you want respondents to move from one section of your form to another section, for example from section 3 to section 5, you can add this setting to your form.

New Google Forms (No "File" menu at top)
  1. Open the form.
  2. Add section breaks by clicking the Section icon .
  3. At the bottom of each section, you'll see a dropdown menu with options for where to send respondents next. By default, it's set to "Continue to next section," but you can change it to send respondents to a specific section in your form or to the form's confirmation page.
Old Google Forms ("File" menu visible at top)
  1. Open the form.
  2. Add page breaks by clicking the Insert menu > Page Break.
    • Note: If you want, you can name your page break and add a description. This might help you remember where you're directing respondents, and it may also help respondents understand the structure of your form.
  3. At the end of each page in your form, you'll see a dropdown menu with options for where to send respondents next. By default, it's set to "Continue to next page," but you can change it to send respondents to a specific page in your form or to the form's confirmation page.

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