How to add Other as an option in Google Forms


How can you add an Other option in Google Forms as part of a multiple choice question so users can type a short answer.


Requires having access to the edit view of a Google Form.


  1. Open Google Forms, either through or Google Drive > New > Google Forms.
  2. Add a new Multiple choice question.
  3. Add an option as Option 1.
  4. In the next option, click Add other.
Note: This option is also available for checkboxes questions.