What's new in Slido

Check out our latest features and improvements.

release notes
July 02, 2021

Customize your Slido look in integrations, emoji support and more

Integrations

🎨 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!

🔗 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

😍Emojis in Slido

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

🔒 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.

🌎Change 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.

🆕 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.

💬 Webex chat in Admin for Webex account

If you’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 Cisco’s Webex experts.

💁 Live chat and Help Center with Community in the same place

We’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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release notes
June 11, 2021

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

Integrations

🔗 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

📊 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.

🎉 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

🔍 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 you’d like to try this BETA feature for your next event, go to your Event settings > Slido Labs BETA > Detect similar questions. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!

3️⃣ 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 we’re slowly transitioning towards hybrid meetings.

Privacy

🔒 Email verification method for Teacher/EDU Engage plans

We’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

🗑 Delete Slido account with Google Sign up method

Admins who’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

📱 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.

ℹ️ End of support for Internet Explorer 11

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

💾 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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release notes
May 05, 2021

Random quiz options and automatic access sharing for Google Slides

Polls

🔮 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

👥 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 😍
  • 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 💪

Participant experience

🚀 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 ✨
  • 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! 👇

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release notes
October 21, 2020

Autumn themes and Restricted domain sign-up

New features

🎃 Halloween and Autumn themes

Make your upcoming meetings more festive with fall-inspired Present mode themes. Simply head over to Settings - Customization - Present mode and put on the spooky mood!

⏳ Join the Microsoft Teams & Zoom integrations waitlist

Slido is coming to your favorite video conferencing tools! If you want to be among the first to know when we release the new integrations, join the waitlist for Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

🤝 Guests in multiple events

Good news for those running events with collaborators. The same guest can now be added to one event of each user in your account. Previously, it was just one event in the whole account.

🛂 Restricted domain sign-up

If you want to have a centralized Slido license for all your employees’ accounts, you can restrict sign-ups for your company domain. Users under a restricted domain will not be able to create their own accounts or be invited to accounts outside of the main one, excluding Guest access. Available for Enterprise and Institution licenses with at least 10 additional users.

Other improvements

  • When running a quiz from Google Slides or PowerPoint, you can now set an interim leaderboard and generate a random quiz question
  • You can add multiple polls with one click to your presentation in Google Slides and PowerPoint
  • We made Admin 20-50% faster

In case you missed it

Catch up on Moderator’s announcements, Google Meet Private Beta, slido.new and more.

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release notes
August 27, 2020

Moderator's announcements

New features

📣Moderator's announcements

This may have happened to you during your last meeting: The session was running, participants kept asking one question after another in Q&A and then you suddenly needed to share some important information with your whole audience. We are sure you somehow managed to solve that. Anyway, now it’s easier than ever before, you can use the moderator's announcements!

This feature allows you to push a notification at the top of the Participant mode with a message for everyone to see. We also support links as part of announcements, so feel free to use this feature to share various URLs with your audience. Available for Teacher/Professional and above plans.

Learn how to create announcements

🔗 New shareable link to invite your team

If you are an account administrator, there is a new way to invite your team easily - by using a shareable link. There is some customization available based on your preference, e.g. you can specify the email domains that are allowed to use the link. This feature is available for Corporate+ and Department+ plans.

Learn how to use it here

Small improvements & fixes

  • Guests can now leave events by themselves from My events page
  • If you have exports available, you can now see Question sentiment. This works only in English language for now.
  • Once your poll is created, you can now save and activate it with one click.

Event

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In case you missed it

In our previous release notes this quarter, we talked about Google Meet Integration Private Beta, Slido for PowerPoint BETA, Live video integrations, and many more.

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