What's new in Slido

Check out our latest features and improvements.

New
July 30, 2021

Say it with an emoji ๐Ÿฅณ

Slido polls now support emojis! ๐Ÿ™Œ You can add them to any poll question or answer and express yourself in a visual way, both as a host and as a participant.

Here's an inspiration of how you can use emojis in a word cloud this summer:

Play around with it and let us know what you think via the emoji below โœŒ๏ธ

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July 02, 2021

Customize your Slido look in integrations, emoji support and more

Integrations

๐ŸŽจ Customize Slido in Google Slides & PowerPoint integrations

You can now customize your Slido look directly from the Google Slides and PowerPoint sidebars either by gallery themes or by choosing your own custom color.

No need to open Slido settings!

๐Ÿ”— Open Present mode from video integrations

We added a new present button to our video integrations sidebar that opens Slido Present mode in a new browser tab to make sharing your Slido Wall even easier.

Other

๐Ÿ˜Emojis in Slido

Emojis are now supported in all Slido polls! Both for participants and admins.

๐Ÿ”’ Random event passcode generator in both Event & Organization settings

You can automatically add a layer of protection to all your future events by enabling a random Event passcode generator in your Organization settings.

Passcodes for events can also be randomly generated for individual events in your Event settings

This means that your participants will need this Event passcode to access your events.

๐ŸŒŽChange language in the participant mode

Your attendees are now able to change the language of the Participant view themselves under My Profile.

Their chosen language will be saved under their profile for any future events as well.

๐Ÿ†• Sign up & Log in with Webex

To make things go even smoother, you can sign up for your Slido account using your Webex account for easier access.

And, log in with your Webex as well. No need to remember multiple login details.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Webex chat in Admin for Webex account

If youโ€™re using your Webex account to log in to Slido, you can now also access the Webex Chat assistant operated by Cisco employees right from Slido admin, instead of Slido default live chat.

This gives you faster access to support from Ciscoโ€™s Webex experts.

๐Ÿ’ Live chat and Help Center with Community in the same place

Weโ€™ve also moved our Live chat to the Help Center widget under the green question mark in the lower right corner of our page.

This brings all our support resources into one place, all the searchable Help Center and Community articles together with our Live chat.

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June 11, 2021

Detect similar questions (Beta) and Word cloud results in Admin

Integrations

๐Ÿ”— PowerPoint installer for enterprise clients

As an administrator, you can now install Slido for Windows (PowerPoint Add-in) using our MSI file. This is great for big organizations with many Slido users, as you can now do a bulk installation for all of them!

Also, with available command line parameters, you can turn off update notifications for the end users or execute a silent installation. This gives IT admins much more control over the installation experience of Slido PowerPoint add-in.

Polls

๐Ÿ“Š New Word cloud results in Admin view

This new Word cloud view in your admin shows the results in both a Word Cloud and a list of words grouped together, and you can see the exact same Word Cloud in your admin as your participants see on their devices or the Present view.

By grouping the same responses together, it is now much easier to delete unwanted words from your Present view in case you need to.

๐ŸŽ‰ Confetti in Quiz leaderboard

A fun little update to give your winners something special in this remote world - your winner is now celebrated with a sprinkle of confetti in both Slido Present mode and their Slido participant view!

Q&A

๐Ÿ” Detect similar questions BETA (Slido Labs)

This experimental feature is great for larger meetings or events as it suggests similar questions that are already submitted in the Q&A. As your participants type, As your participants type, they will see the suggestions which will prevent receiving multiple questions asking the same thing. And, it also promotes upvoting questions!

If youโ€™d like to try this BETA feature for your next event, go to your Event settings > Slido Labs BETA > Detect similar questions. Donโ€™t forget to let us know what you think!

3๏ธโƒฃ Option to display 3 questions in Present mode for Q&A

You can now choose to show max. 3 questions in Present mode for Q&A in the events settings as well as in organization settings. This is great for smaller screens that are farther away from your audience as weโ€™re slowly transitioning towards hybrid meetings.

Privacy

๐Ÿ”’ Email verification method for Teacher/EDU Engage plans

Weโ€™ve added the option to verify your participants with their email to our Teacher/EDU Engage plans to make sure your lectures run more smoothly with no unwanted distractions.

Account management

๐Ÿ—‘ Delete Slido account with Google Sign up method

Admins whoโ€™ve created their accounts using Google Signup are now able to delete their accounts on their own - no muss no fuss - no need to contact support!

Other

๐Ÿ“ฑ QR code is out of BETA

Joining an event via QR code is now available for all plans without exceptions!

It is also now possible to enable or disable the QR code directly in both event and organizational settings, no need to go to Slido Labs anymore.

โ„น๏ธ End of support for Internet Explorer 11

Admin support for Internet Explorer 11 will end on 1st December 2021.

๐Ÿ’พ Remember My profile details in Slido app

Slido app now remembers the User profile of your participants to make it easier for them to join any future event with the same identity when using the same device.

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May 05, 2021

Random quiz options and automatic access sharing for Google Slides

Polls

๐Ÿ”ฎ Random Quiz options (BETA)

  • You can now create quizzes faster, without searching for the incorrect options. The new magic wand button will suggest potential options for your quiz questions, so you can spend less time creating and more time playing.
  • Available for everyone with quizzes in English

Integrations

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Automatic access sharing for Google Slides integration and improvements to PowerPoint integration

  • People who are Editors in your Google Slides presentation will automatically get Guest access to the Slido event connected with the presentation - they just need to log in to their Slido account.
  • Also, the sidebar in our Google Slides integration has been completely redesigned ๐Ÿ˜
  • The PowerPoint integration has a new installer with more stable updates, new design and Slido button appearing in PowerPoint automatically without having to launch it ๐Ÿ’ช

Participant experience

๐Ÿš€ New languages, 6 digit event codes and Present mode updates

  • You can now change the language of the Participant mode to Catalan and Finnish for your attendees โœจ
  • 6 digit event codes are now randomly generated for all new events (remember, you can always change them)
  • If you decide to use a logo for your event, it will stay on top of your Present mode and the QR code used for joining the event will move to the bottom of the screen

Let us know what you think about our latest updates in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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