Google Forms: Limit Number of Responses

Written by Emilija Google Workplace / Forms

- 4 min read
Key Takeaways
  1. Find the Google Form you want to limit.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’.
  3. Toggle the button for ‘Limit to one response’

Google Forms is an amazingly effective and easy-to-use form builder with many features. Users can create different forms for different purposes and collect data.

Among the features Google Forms offers is the option for limiting responses. Users can limit the maximum number of responses one user can submit and to which date they can submit their responses.

Keep reading on to learn how to limit responses in Google Forms.

Limit Google Forms responses by Google account

Limiting Google Forms responses by account means that users must sign in to their Google accounts before submitting an answer. Limiting responses in Google Forms means that respondents can only submit one answer.

  1. Find the Google Form you want to limit.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’.

google forms settings

  1. Toggle the button for ‘Limit to one response’.

google forms limit to one response

Stop accepting responses in Google Forms

Users can also “close” their surveys created with Google Forms to disable users from submitting answers.

Users can do this either manually or with an add-on. An add-on will allow users to set a date limit and automatically close their surveys, which is impossible with Google Forms’ options.

Manually limit responses in Google Forms

  1. Find the Google Form you want to limit.
  2. Click on ‘Responses’.

google forms responses option

  1. Toggle the button in the top right corner for ‘Accepting responses’.

accepting responses google forms

  1. The respondents will see a message: “This form is no longer accepting responses”.

not accepting responses google forms

Set date limit in Google Forms

Installing a Google Chrome extension will allow you to limit the responses automatically and set up a closing date for your survey.

  1. Find the Google Form you want to limit.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select Add-ons.

google forms add-ons

  1. Type in formLimiter, and click on Install.

google forms form limiter

  1. Give permissions to the add-on.
  2. A pop-up window will appear in the right corner.

google forms form limiter

  1. Select 'Number of responses' from the drop-down menu to determine after how many responses the survey will close.
  2. Click ‘Save and enable’. Once responses get to the limit you have set, the survey will no longer accept responses.

google forms form limiter number of responses

  1. Select the option for ‘Date and time’ to determine on which date you will stop accepting responses. Again, click Save and enable to set up the limits.

formliniter date and time

👉 Also read: How to Make Google Form Anonymous

Wrapping up

Limiting responses in Google’s Form builder is an easy task. Users can manually limit the responses by toggling a button or installing an add-on.

Follow our guide to limit responses to your surveys quickly and easily.