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Grab your favorite sweater and watch the leaves turn brown because September is here! But before we return to school and the office, let’s take a look at how we improved Slido over the past month. Check out our August updates and let us know what you think 😎 Got a question about these updates, our product roadmap or a feature you’d love to see in Slido? Let us know in Community and sign up to our product event for a chance to get answers from our GM Peter Komornik or our Head of Product Peter Krajnak. Integrations 🖐 Drag and drop polls in WebexYou can now drag and drop polls and change their order directly in the Webex sidebar 🔐 Switcher for Mac now more secure We updated Switcher for Mac to support a more secure logging in process 💻 Passcode and link to your Slido event available directly in PowerPoint It is now easier than ever to get your event link and passcode in PowerPoint as both are available in the sidebar 🖥 Passcode and link to your Slido event available in Go
Schools out for summer 🏫 , but that doesn’t stop our teams here at Slido! See what we’ve been working on and what’s improved for our users in July. As always, we’d love to know what you think! 💡 Integrations 🔒 Keeping your presentations in PowerPoint securePowerPoint has joined the switch to authenticate users with Slido TheAuth, our new internal Slido app. Why not try Slido for PowerPoint and see how it works for you. 🔗 Integration with Webex personal devices & Advanced settingsSlido for Webex (Participants only) is now available on Webex personal devices registered to the specific user with RoomOS 10.16.1.6 or later. On top of that, you can now access Slido’s advanced settings such as privacy, Q & A and live polls through Webex directly. Live Polls 📊 Topics for Open text polls are now available in Slido LabsEver wanted to see the common topics and themes that your participants share in polls? Now you can do just that! Toggle on OpenText topics in your event settings un
Summer is fast approaching but not even the warm weather could slow down our dedicated teams. Check out how we improved Slido during June and let us know what you think 😎 Integrations 🔎 Showing survey results now possible in WebexMeeting hosts can now easily display survey results, one question at a time, in the Webex integration 🙋♀️ Participants can launch polls in Webex Any participant in a Webex meeting can now launch Slido and create polls This was previously only possible for meeting hosts 🖼 Images in polls can now be enlarged in Webex No more squinting at your screen! It is now possible to enlarge images in polls directly from the Webex sidebar Enlarging image polls on Webex Live polls 🧑💻 Participant names now visible in Open text polls Open text polls now show participant names so everyone can see who contributed each submission If you don’t want to show participant names, this feature can be disabled or participants can always submit as anonymous Displaying pa
We made a few changes to Slido admin sidebar in Webex to improve your experience during meetings and webinars. Introducing new look of Slido sidebar in WebexUpdated 26 May: The new sidebar in Webex is now live for everyone by default!Updated 20 July: New settings were added to the Slido sidebar in Webex What’s new: Intuitive user experience and modern look New polls design, support for quiz and results download Localization support Intuitive user experience and modern lookThe new interface is designed specifically for use in Webex. It’s simplified and easy to navigate. If you’re yet to get to know Slido, tooltips and system messages will help you get the most out of it.For dark mode lovers, we now have dark mode support. Accessibility requirements are also fully supported.Old vs New look of Slido in Webex sidebar New word cloud results (on the left) vs the old look New polls design, support for quiz and results download With redesigned polls, you can now see the word cloud the same wa
Fresh off the press, here’s our monthly Product news! Check out how we improved Slido during May and let us know what you think 😎 Integrations 🖼️️️️ New layout of image polls in Google slides and PowerPoint Images now appear side by side with polls in our Google Slides and PowerPoint integrations by default You can still show images before polls if you wish 🧑🎨 Fresh look now default in Webex The redesigned Slido admin experience in Webex is now enabled by default for all hosts 🚀 Quizzes have arrived to Webex 🎉 Quizzes are finally available in our redesigned Webex sidebar Live polls⏳ Open text responses appear one at a time Instead of pouring in all at once, participants’ responses in open text polls now appear one by one 💬 Present mode shows if participants are typing live Present mode now shows when participants are typing their answers in open text and word cloud polls Other 🔐 New internal authorization app We developed TheAuth - a new internal app which aligns Slid
With another month behind us, it’s time to look at how we’ve improved Slido over April. Check out the changes we’ve made and let us know what you think 😎 Q&A 🙋♀️ Automatically generated topics in the Q&ASlido now automatically generates topics based on questions in the Q&A Participants can filter questions using these topics This is only available for questions in English at the moment Other 🌍 Basque now in Slido Event owners can select Basque as the language of Slido for their participants. Kaixo! 🔒 Participant anonymity in events Users can set participants to be anonymous, named by default, only named or only anonymous in their event settings Check out our tutorial for setting this up 🔐 Participant anonymity for the whole organizationLicense owners and admins can now set participants to be anonymous, named by default, only named or only anonymous in all events in their organization This setting can also be locked so that users can't change the setting in
Spring has finally arrived and it has not only brought sunshine and longer days, but also updates to Slido. Check out the improvements we’ve made over March and let us know what you think 🤗 Integrations ✅ Compatibility with Empower add-in in PowerPoint Our PowerPoint integration now works with the Empower add-in You can use the Empower add-in to integrate design guidelines into PowerPoint for the entire company Live Polls Improved reading experience in Open text polls Presenters and participants can easily scroll through responses in Open text polls and responses stay in the same position A notification appears when new responses are sent into the poll Redesigned poll templates library The poll templates library has a new, fresh look with 135 new poll templates so whatever the use case, we’ve got it covered
Check out how we’ve improved Slido over February! Let us know what you think. Integrations Redesigned sidebar in Webex The Slido admin sidebar in the Webex integration has a new look designed for an unbeatable experience in Webex Hosts need to enable the new look manually by toggling on the option directly in the sidebar in Webex New design for action bar in Webex We have redesigned the bar at the bottom of the Webex sidebar that lets hosts launch, activate and create polls and more It now adapts to the context of the interaction and the host’s needs Request to manage Slido now available in Webex Meeting co-hosts and panelists can request to manage Slido directly from the new Webex sidebar during the meeting No need to set up shared access in advance PowerPoint integration changes in operating system support Our PowerPoint integration does not support operating systems older than Windows 10 anymore This includes Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 PowerPoint integratio
We’re starting the New Year strong with plenty of new features and great updates! None of this would be possible without you, our amazing users, and your most honest and valuable feedback. Thank you Integrations 🤝 Cohost support for Webex - phase 2Meeting cohosts and panelists can now request to manage Slido directly from the Webex sidebar during the meeting No need to set up shared access in advance! 🔎 Filter your own events in Webex Slido owners and admins can now filter out only their own events directly in Webex sidebar 🔧 PowerPoint integration improvements (v1.0)A new version on our PowerPoint integration (v1.0) is out! It includes proactive notifications about potential issues of add-in, better detection of network connectivity and more Live polls 🔴 Emoji support in Word cloud profanity filterThanks to your feedback, we’ve added new emojis to our profanity filter in Word Cloud Following emojis are now automatically filtered out: 🍆 🍑 💩 🖕 👅 💦 🤬 📊 Survey resul
🧩 Integrations Cohost support for WebexYou can now add your colleagues as collaborators to your Slido in the web Admin For collaborators in Webex, all they need to do is click Apps button in a Webex meeting or event and the admin view will be displayed. Slido OAuth2 support in Switcher for both Mac and WindowsThere’s a newly updated version of the Slido Switcher for both Mac and Windows with the support for more secure Slido OAuth2 authorization when logging in 📊 Live polls + Q&A New layout of image poll in Present modeYou can now choose if you want to show the image side by side next to the poll results or separately in the Present mode. Emoji support in Q&A profanity filterWe’ve added certain emojis to our profanity filter for Q&A This means that if your participants submit a question containing these emojis, it’ll be automatically filtered out and archived 🔒 Privacy Hide from search and Passcode for all plansPrivacy is one of our top priorities and so all plans are
Live polls We’ve refreshed the look of our poll modal and made it even easier to add images to any polls. Q&AYou can now enable Question topics in Slido Labs. This new feature automatically generates topics from your questions so that you and your participants can easily navigate through larger amounts of questions during Q&A. 🏢 Organizational SettingsWe’ve added the option for account owners to enable or disable their users exporting data to Google sheets. This allows you to prevent your data being held on Google’s platform. Let us know what you think about our latest updates in the comments below!
Integrations 🎉 PowerPoint integration is out of BETAWe’re excited to share that our PowerPoint integration has moved out of BETA and is now available for all users of Windows 10 and PowerPoint 2013 (and later)! 🕹 New Slido button in Google Slides navigation barThere’s a new Slido button in the bottom navigation bar in Google Slides that allows you to display Slido whenever you want during your presentation. Note - this button works only if using our Slido Chrome Extention as well. ⚠️ Ideas disabled in Webex integrationIdeas BETA was removed from our Webex integration sidebar because we're getting ready for a redesign which will affect the Ideas BETA functionality.Live polls 😃 Emoji picker for live pollsIt is now easier than ever to add an emoji to your response in a live poll with our new emoji picker. It’s available in the Slido desktop app and Webex integration. Please note that on mobile, participants need to use the emoji keyboard to insert an emoji. ✍️ Translation of textual e
Webex integration Product News We’re excited to announce that we’re officially rolling out Slido’s integration with Webex Meetings From now on, you can interact with your audience using Slido’s live polling, quizzes, and Q&A feature right within your Webex Meetings.Here’s a full article on how to set up and use this integration.And here are 11 tips for using Slido in your Webex Meetings. Other Product News New placeholder slides in PowerPoint integrationWe’ve added handy poll icons to every placeholder slide to make it much simpler to see where your Slido slides are and what type of poll you’ve added to each slide. New joining slides in Google Slides and PowerPoint integrationThere’s now an easier way to add joining instructions to your presentation by simply adding a joining slide directly from the integration sidebar. This slide will include all the important information about how your participants can join Slido, including the event and QR code. New version of Switcher fo
Integrations 🎨 Customize Slido in Google Slides & PowerPoint integrationsYou can now customize your Slido look directly from the Google Slides and PowerPoint sidebars either by gallery themes or by choosing your own custom theme. No need to open Slido settings! 🔗 Open Present mode from video integrationsWe 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 SlidoEmojis are now supported in all Slido polls! Both for participants and admins. 🔒 Random event passcode generator in both Event & Organization settingsYou can automatically add a layer of protection to all your future events by enabling 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
This month’s updates are super quick as our team has been enjoying the summer by taking some well-deserved time off 🌴 We’ll be back in full-swing soon! Integrations 👉 New placeholder slides design in our Google Slides integrationWe’ve added handy poll icons to every placeholder slide to make is much simpler to see where your Slido slides are and what type of poll you’ve added to each slide. ⚠️ Clearer notifications when using our PowerPoint integration offlineWe’ve revamped our notification screen and sidebar to make it clearer when Slido is not available for you when you work on your PowerPoint slides offline Other 🤝 Collaborators for our Basic users are now enabled Event collaborators are now available for our Basic plan users Please note that there is a limit of max. 10 people you can invite to help you with your Basic event 🎥 Remote meetings video updates in Slido AcademyWe’ve added some great new videos on improving your remote meetings setup to our Slido Academy! Let us kno
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 viewThis 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 leaderboardA fun little update to give your winners som
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 Participan
Collaboration Event collaborators are now part of all our plans - including Basic planYou can now invite guest collaborators into your events and have them help you moderate the questions or manage polls and quizzes Integrations Improvements to Google Slides and PowerPoint integrationsNew sidebar design in both integrations is now available to all users! You can decide how you want to show results of a poll right when creating it And, delete a poll directly from the sidebar in both Google Slides and PowerPoint Polls Improvements to the Ranking Poll, Word Cloud and Quizzes Your participants can now cast their vote without having to rank all the options in a Ranking poll Improved performance of Word Cloud polls and Quizzes in admin Participant experience New language added and improvements to participant app You can change the language of the participant view from English to Latin America Spanish for your attendees Let us know what you think about our latest updates in the commen
Slido can help create Quizzes faster by suggesting (im)plausible options Suggestions for your Quiz questionApr 1st 2021For your next Quiz, Slido can help you find potential options for your questions. The suggestions are just one click away and you can finish the preparation of the Quiz much quicker. Creating a good Quiz is a time-consuming job. Even when you come up with a good question and the correct answer, searching for the incorrect options can be very demanding. With the help of a Text Generation model, we are able to suggest options for your Quiz questions. While they can be generated using just the Quiz question, they will immediately improve once you provide the correct or incorrect answer(s). The model has been trained on public Slido Quizzes. “Our goal is to save your precious time while creating the Quiz and possibly also increase the fun element of it.” (Peter, Product Manager) All you have to do is to type in your Quiz question. The suggestions will be displayed once yo
Transforming how meetings are run around the world is what drives Slido's mission. It's also the thread woven into our Product Events where we preview new products and look at how our customers use Slido. Check out the full recording and let us know what you think about the announcements we made. We’re here to answer any questions! Here's a look back at the Slido Product Event this week, along with an update on our direction to build the future of presentations.Slido and G Suite work togetherWith our Google Slides integration that we launched last October, presenters can very easily add interactions right as they're working on their slides. But with all the meetings happening over video these days, we wanted to take this further and tie the whole experience together with Google Meet. Our updated Chrome extension will bring Slido right into your Google Meet meeting so that you as well as your participants on your call won't have to leave anywhere to interact with Slido polls and questi
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, with 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 Department/Professional and above plans. Learn how to create moderator announcements here.
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