Run a Survey via Slido

  • 24 August 2020
  • 4 replies

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Surveys allow you to ask multiple poll questions at the same time. With surveys, you can group several polls, even of a different type, and let your participants respond to them at once. It's also a great way to ask for feedback.


Available in all paid plans. 


In this article:


Create a survey


 To create a survey when you already have some other polls created: 

  1. Go to Live Polls
  2. Click Create poll and select Survey
  3. Fill in the details (the Survey name can be up to 512 characters long)
Creating a Survey


At the moment, it isn't possible to set up a mandatory survey question.

Alternatively (if you don’t have any polls created), you can start with any type of poll and then click Create a survey button at the bottom to add more questions. 

Creating a Survey from a single poll


Edit and re-order poll questions in a Survey


Click the three vertical dots next to the Survey to edit its content or simply drag and drop your poll questions in the survey to change their order.



Changes appear immediately in all modes even when the survey is activated.


Activate a Survey


To activate your survey, click the play icon next to it. Once you do that, the survey will show all questions on the participant devices.


Activating a Survey


Results don't show on participants' devices, only on Present mode.


Display Survey results


You can display the results for only one poll question at a time on the Present mode. Just click the arrow next to the poll question when you're ready to show the results.


Displaying Survey results



If needed, you can share your survey with the audience using a direct link. This can especially be useful if you're aiming to collect feedback once your event or meeting is over.

  1. Click the vertical dots next to the survey and select Share
  2. Simply send the Direct link via email or share it on social media
Getting a direct link to Survey


Curious about more?

4 replies

Is it possible to deactivate the “edit answer” button? So participants should not be able to change answers after pressing the “send” button.



Userlevel 1

Hi there, 

Thanks for your question!

At the moment, it’s not possible to prevent participants from editing their votes. Having said that, if you run the survey live, one workaround might be to lock the voting after everybody’s finished so people don’t change their votes while you’re presenting the results. ​​​​​​​I understand this might not be possible if you shared the link to the survey and everybody goes through it on their own. ​​​​​​​

I marked this as a feature request and forwarded it to our product team for further consideration.

​​​​​​​Dáša from Slido

Is there any way to allow more than one response to a survey?  I know we can for individual polls...


Hi @Em_grrrl,

That’s a good question. Surveys only allow one response per participant at the moment. This is because the browser remembers that the participant submitted their response and it doesn’t let them submit again.

You could, however, create a poll with multiple answers allowed and share a link to it with your participants. This will take participants to that specific poll and let them submit multiple answers even after the event is over. Here is a tutorial for sharing the link.

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