How To Send Email Of Submitted Attached File In Google Forms?

Wouldn’t it be a delight for your respondents, if you can send them a confirmation email packed with all their responses including the files they have uploaded? At least, it could reassure them a bit. But if you are using Google Forms, you are in for a disappointment as it fails to send an email with the submitted attached file.

Unfortunately, Google Forms can’t dispatch emails to respondents with their uploaded files. However, Pabbly Form Builder has inbuild autoresponders which be set to automatically send confirmation emails with all kinds of entries which includes attached files.

This is because Google Forms only allows you to send a simple confirmation message. Anything, like uploading a file or customizing the message, is beyond its powers.

What Is The Way Around This Problem?

There are some form builders which can do this job. Here, I am mentioning one such incredible form creator i.e. Pabbly Form Builder which can send all kinds of respondent’s feedbacks (including uploads) in a precise and compact manner.

More Related Features That This Software Provides.

  • These messages can be customized according to your discretion by changing it’s font size, shape, and alignment. You can even bring joy to these messages by adding emoticons and images.
  • Your respondents can upload as many files as they want without worrying about storage limits. Moreover, they can view and download these files from their confirmation messages as many times as they want.
  • Furthermore, users can even download their responses in PDF by simply clicking on a button in the mail.
  • Pabbly Form builder allows you to weave complex conditional logics involving the upload field thus creating a very professional looking form.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are a nascent business or a diversified multinational company, Pabbly Form Builder doesn’t restrict you on any features like unlimited submissions, storage, and multiple payments support.

Now, that you are stunned by the incredible features of Pabbly Form Builder, you may be interested in knowing how to send emails with submitted attached files in it.

Steps To Send Email Of Submitted Attached File In Pabbly Form Builder:

Step 1: Create New Form

Log in to your Pabbly Form Builder account. Here in its dashboard, there are plenty of stunning inbuilt form templates, click on one of them to start working or if you want, create a new form by clicking on the (+) sign.

Create New Form - Pabbly Form Builder

Step 2: Add Field Into Forms

The “Blocks” tab is made up of many fields, drag & drop some of them to insert it to the form. In my case, I am adding fields like  “Name”, “Email” and “Upload File”.

Note: In Pabbly Form Builder you can add an unlimited number of fields according to your discretion. Also to copy a particular field you just need to press the blue button located on the field and to delete the field click on the (x) sign.

Add Field Into Forms - Pabbly Form Builder

Step 3: Go To Autoresponder Emails

Now beneath the “Dashboard”, you will find the “Settings”. Click on it and select the “Autoresponder” tab. From here, you can send or receive emails according to conditions. There are five-set of conditions and I am going to choose “Email To User After Message Is Submitted”

Go To Autoresponder Emails - Pabbly Form Builder

Step 4: Draft The Confirmation Email

Here, you can draft the email by filling the details. Pabbly Form Builder automatically fills in the “Form Name” with current forms ID and also fills in the “Subject” with a canned message. Obviously, you have the luxury to change these details.

Fill in “Reply to ” with the respondent’s email Id. You can add as many IDs of the respondents as you want.

Draft The Confirmation Email - Pabbly Form Builder

Step 5: Customizing The Confirmation Email

The email editor is loaded with features like changing the font size , size and alignment. You can add emoticons and even insert images to make your message cordial.

The [CLIENT DATA] is a shortcode where all the feedback of your respondents is kept. After, customizing the message, click on “Save Changes” to send the email.  Wouldn’t you wish to send email of the submitted attached file in Google Forms.

Customizing The Confirmation Email - Pabbly Form Builder

Step 6: Preview Of Respondent Email

Your respondents will immediately receive a confirmation mail when they submit the form. Pabbly Form Builder provides the respondents to view the forms compactly. The respondents can easily download their files by clicking on the link.

Furthermore, they can also download the form as PDF directly just by clicking on the link.

Preview Of Respondent Email - Pabbly Form Builder

There you go, this is how you can send an email with a submitted attached file in Pabbly Form Builder.


The purpose of sending a confirmation email to the respondent is to confirm that their responses have been recorded accurately by you. But Google Forms failure to send an email with the submitted attached file can stop the warm flow of communication between the respondent and you. This will impact your business, negatively in the long run.

That is why I have highlighted Pabbly Form Builder which can easily send confirmation messages to the respondents with their uploaded file.