Getting Started

If you are a new user of the add-on or are simply looking for help, you've come to the right place.
Form Approvals is designed to turn Google Form submissions into approval workflows. Use your Google Form to capture information needing approval (e.g time off requests); Then, set up the add-on to route form submissions to your approvers.
Here, you will find instructions on installing the add-on, adding recipients (e.g approvers), creating a multi-level workflow, adding logic to your workflow, and much more. Use the left hand menu to navigate between articles.
To help you get started, we have put together a short checklist:
  1. Decide which Google account you want the add-on to run from (it can be a personal account or a generic account e.g formapprovals@yourdomain.com). We recommend using a generic account.
  2. Install the add-on on the account you want it to run from, then open the add-on.
  3. Add recipients to your workflow. You will notice we refer to approvers as 'recipients' since you can change the role type of a recipient.
  4. Set the receiving order of your workflow. This allows you to create multi-level workflows, so recipients are notified in the sequence you specify.
The below video tutorial provides an example of how to set up a typical workflow process:
How to install the add-on
Open an existing Google Form, or create a new one. From within your Form, click 'More' (three vertical dots located in the top right corner) then click 'Add-ons'.
Image showing how to open the Google Workspace Marketplace
Type 'formapprovals.com' in the search bar. Once located, install the add-on.
Image showing how to search for the add-on in the Google Workspace Marketplace
For further details on how to install and open add-ons, refer to Google's support page.
How to open the add-on
Once installed, refresh the browser window that has your Google Form open. Click the puzzle piece icon (at the top of the page), then click Form Approvals.
What's next: