Recent First on Google Forms

Ever wanted to see Google Form submissions in reverse order, Recent First? You can, with Google Sheets.

For example, I create a survey. Then, I keep checking Google Sheets for recent submissions, but I don't like that I have to keep scrolling down every time.
Here's how, but just keep in mind that it may not show instantly, but you won't have to wait long.

Recent First

  1. Create a Google Form (or use one you already have).
  2. Once you are able to view the responses in Google Sheets,
  3. create a new tab.
  4. In cell A1 enter the following Formula (assuming you kept the name of your responses tab)
    • =query('Form Responses 1'!A:ZZZ; "select * order by A desc"; 1)
  5. Optional
    • Freeze the top row.
    • Hide the "Form Responses 1" tab
    • Hide the A column (where the formula is which will hide the Timestamp)

Did it work for you? Do you have any questions or improvements? Let me know.

Try it Out

  • Submit a response.
  • Wait about 5sec.
  • Refresh the page.
  • Your answer will be on top.