I am running a study for my thesis, and would very much like to track the time it takes to complete a Google form to compare against how long it takes to fill.

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A sneaky way would be to ask the respondent to enter a current time as the first question of your form and the actual submission time will act as the end time. Then you just run a simple ARRAYFORMULA in your spreadsheet to get the duration:



  • Is there any system that would automatically capture the start time do you know? – FrankieJLyons May 19 '19 at 23:36
  • unfortunately no. this would be only workaround – user0 May 19 '19 at 23:44

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