We have been used to real-time collaboration with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets for quite some time, but today Google announced on the Google Drive blog that it is refreshing its Forms app with new features, including the ability to collaborate in real-time.
If you need to work with two colleagues on a survey, all three of you can work on the same form simultaneously and even have a group chat on the side, without leaving the form.
Google also said it’s making the entire Forms experience within Google Drive faster and cleaner including auto-saves and the ability to undo and redo edits. You can also now paste bullet lists and multiple spreadsheet rows to automatically insert answers, as well as access new keyboard shortcuts:
Improved copy-and-paste will let you copy a list of bullets from the web or multiple rows of text from a spreadsheet; then, when you paste into a form, each line will be appear as an individual answer. And you can use keyboard shortcuts to get things done more quickly.
The updated Forms app will roll out to Google Drive and Sheets users over the next few days. You’ll also be able to access the new Forms experience from the Chrome web app. A video of the new copy/paste enhancements below: