How to set up rules for a question in Google Forms


You want to make sure your respondents submit properly formatted responses to your questions in the Google Form.


  • Google Forms editor


  1. Go to the question where you want to set up a rule.
  2. Click the vertical ellipses icon (3 dots aligned vertically), then select Response validation.
  3. Choose the type of rule you want.
  4. (Optional) You can enter a custom message when they break the rule in the Custom error text field.
  5. Turn on Required.


The default setting will allow respondents to type in any answer in your Google Form.