Duplicate your polls and use your own poll templates

  • 24 August 2020
  • 8 replies

Userlevel 3

Sometimes you might want to use ask the same poll question more than once within an event or copy it to another event. Instead of creating create these polls manually, you can simply duplicate them or pick one from your poll templates!


In this article:


Duplicate poll questions within an event

You can duplicate polls one by one, or in bulk, and across multiple rooms.  

To duplicate a single poll:

  1. Hover on your poll question
  2. Click the Options icon
  3. Select Duplicate

The duplicated poll will appear at the end of your poll list. 

Duplicating a single poll question into the same event


Duplicating polls to different rooms

When using more than one room in Slido, you can duplicate your poll question into that room. 

Simply hit duplicate in the menu and select your room.

Duplicating a single poll into a different room


Hold down Ctrl or Cmd on your keyboard to select more than one room

Quick Tip: Bulk action
To duplicate more than one poll at once:  

  1. Hover over the icons of the polls you wish to duplicate
  2. Tick the boxes
  3. Select Duplicate in the upper menu
Duplicating a set of polls into different rooms


Duplicate poll questions to a new event

You can use any of your own polls as a template. Each poll you created is automatically saved and available in My previous polls section under poll templates anytime you need to copy it. 

To use the whole event as a template, you can simply duplicate it and then edit it or delete anything you don’t need. 

Duplicating a single poll to another Slido event

You can copy any of your existing polls to a new Slido event via Poll Templates.

To do so: 

  1. Open the (new) event you want your poll to be duplicated to
  2. In Live Polls tab, go to Poll Templates
  3. In the drop-down, click My previous polls
  4. Select your poll or search for it and hit Use template button on the right
  5. Edit your poll if necessary and click Save
Choosing a poll from My previous polls


Duplicating all polls from one Slido event to another

If you wish to use the same set of polls in a new event, you have to duplicate the whole event itself first. Once duplicated, feel free to delete what you don't need from your old event anymore.

  1. Hover over the event, click the options icon and select Duplicate
  2. Change the event name and code if needed
  3. Hit Duplicate

    Duplicating an event 


Without an annual active subscription, your new event will be automatically set up as Basic.



Curious about learning more?

8 replies

Can you convert a poll to be a quiz?

Userlevel 4

Hi @gchurch,

Unfortunately, this is currently not possible. 


You can only combine polls into a survey or split them back to single polls but it’s not possible to convert them into a quiz. You’ll need to copy and paste the poll questions into a quiz manually.


This feature is definitely on our radar so I’ll submit this as a feature request to our Product Team and update this thread once it becomes available.


Please let us know if we can help with anything else in the meantime!

How can you duplicate the same 16 answers from the first question into the second questions without having to manually having to type it in again another 16 times?

Userlevel 4

Hi @L.M,

You can simply duplicate the poll and it will copy the question with the answers into a new poll. Then you can edit it to change the question if needed. 

Here’s an article with a detailed step-by-step on how to do it 👇


Please let me know if it’s working for you or if you need any more help!

We are running polls in 2 parts of the world 12 hours apart thus we have 2 meetings. My collegue is running the same meeting.

How do I either create a “Template” for him to select, or enable him to pick from “my polls”. We are both using MS Teams. Looking to have this available for others in case something happens to me. This is part of our ongoing training so we don’t anticipate the polls to change. 

Userlevel 4

Hey @BFratto,

Sharing templates isn’t possible at the moment, but you could invite your colleague to the event as a collaborator. This way, your colleague will have access to the same polls as you. After you run the first session, you could reset the results which will delete them and the polls can be used again for the second session. Alternatively, you could make a room for each session. 

You can also invite as many colleagues as needed via collaborator access so if you can’t run it, someone else can.

I hope this helps :) Let me know if you have any questions.

I would like to know if there is a retention period for templates created at Slido. Also if I can create a team to share survey templates.

Thanks Meggie. This helps a bit but doesn’t solve the overall problem.

We are running a training course globally with 2 courses run independently due to the time zones Americas / Europe and rest of the world. We have 16 modules in total running 1/week with approx. 5 Slido events in each. A centralized library to share would help organize and standardize for the training class epically as program managers change roles and new ones enter.

Also, the MS Teams integrated feature has been problematic for many. We have simply resorted to not trying to integrate within MS Teams and run the poles separately. We have this SSO enabled, and it works for some but not others.

If we could group each Slido summary to a final report, this would help us determine who attended what class. It could serve as a record of the overall event. (16 sessions, each slido, those that replied, 1 report). It would also benefit to group the final surveys from each of the 16 sessions into 1 report so we have an overall course summary of the feedback.