You can decide whether you want your participants to ask questions and answer polls anonymously or with their names, by default.
Even if you’re using Single Sign On (SSO), your audience can interact with Slido totally anonymously. If you'd rather everyone use their names, you can set this up too. This can be done through privacy settings on both an event and organizational level.
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Participant Privacy options
You can choose from four options:
- Anonymous by default
- Named by default
- Always stay anonymous
- Always require name
These options don’t affect the Quiz (where participant names are required) nor the Ideas feature.
Please note that you Slido can’t store data of external participants in Webex meetings and webinars. Names of participants outside of your Webex organization will show as ‘anonymous’ in exports.
Here’s how participants will see particular options when typing in a question:
Anonymous by default - Questions and poll votes are submitted anonymously unless participants switch to their names
Named by default - Questions and poll votes are submitted with participant names unless they switch to anonymous.
To ask for a name when participants join the event, turn on also the require name option. You can find it under Privacy Settings > Require authentication.
Always stay anonymous - Questions and poll votes are submitted anonymously with no option to switch to their names
Always require a name - Questions and poll votes are submitted with participant names with no option to switch to anonymous.
Participants will be asked to enter their name when joining the event as shown in the example below:
Please note that participants can use any names, including “Anonymous”. It is also possible to change their name in the Profile. Once changed, the new name will apply to any previously submitted questions and poll votes.
You can select your preferred option for your event, or lock it for all future events in Organization settings.
Changing Privacy Settings for a single event
To select your preferred option for your current event:
- In your event, go to Settings
- Select Privacy on the left
- Click the dropdown in Participant privacy and choose your option
Changing settings for all new events
If you want all your future events to be set the same way:
- Click your initials in the top-right corner
- Select Organization settings and billing
- Click the Privacy option on the left
- Navigate to Participant section and choose your option from the dropdown
Once you hit save, all newly created events will be set to your selected option by default.
If you want to have a different setting for a single event, you can adjust it in Event Settings > Privacy.
To prevent changes for individual events, click the lock icon next to the dropdown:
This is what the locked option looks like in Event Settings - drop-down option will be greyed out and a pop up window saying “Feature locked” will appear after clicking on it:
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