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30 Oct How to set time limits on Google Forms submissions

Google have continuously been making improvements to Google Forms, most recently allowing third party add-ons for use within the application. Using the formLimiter Add-on, you can now set a time or capacity limit on your survey to cap your responses. 

To get started, head to the Add-ons menu bar and go to ‘Get Add-ons’. Install the formLimiter add-on.

Google Apps Tips - Google Forms Add-ons

Once you have installed the add-on, you can then find this under ‘Add-ons’. To get started, hover over the Add-on name, formLimiter, and select ‘Set limit’.

Google Apps Tips - Google Forms Add-ons

A sidebar will appear, which will allow you to set a limit type. This can be date & time, or capacity. For this tip, you want to select date & time.

Google Apps Tips - Google Forms Add-ons

Now, you can select the date, time and a specific message to be displayed when your form reaches its limit. Organisations who might find this feature particularly useful are those who want to run time sensitive competitions, or who need to gather survey information before a certain deadline. To finish setting your limits, click ‘Save and enable’.

Google Apps Tips - Google Forms Add-ons

Your form will now automatically expire when your limit date & time arrives. You can choose to receive a notification of this time by clicking the checkbox in the sidebar.

Claire Stead
    Posted at 03:51h, 11 December Reply

    Hie CLAIRE ,
    This is very useful post indeed.I try this for one of my Google form which i created for one event. thank you for sharing.

    • Claire Stead
      Posted at 09:08h, 11 December Reply

      Thanks Sameer, glad to know the tip was useful for you!

    Ari Haro
    Posted at 22:51h, 05 February Reply

    Do you know if there is a way to place a timer on a form? Such as people only have 60 mins to complete a form once it is opened?

    • Claire Stead
      Posted at 09:03h, 06 February Reply

      Hi Ari,

      At the moment this doesn’t look possible through the formLimiter Add-ons, however a lot of people have been requesting this feature so they may add this on at a later date. Additionally, it doesn’t look like there are any other add-ons that allow this at the moment either.


    Deepak Mamidi
    Posted at 07:56h, 17 February Reply

    can anyone assist me how to keep a timer on when a form is opened and it should be submitted in 30 min.

    • Claire Stead
      Posted at 11:50h, 17 February Reply

      Hi Deepak,

      Unfortunately, this feature isn’t yet available on Forms, even through an add-on, as we’ve had a few people asking about this. I’m sure it is something Google may look into in the future.


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    Posted at 06:24h, 06 July Reply

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