Use Slido for PowerPoint

  • 24 August 2020
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Integrate Slido with PowerPoint to create live polls, quiz competitions or Q&A sessions directly in your slides.


This integration works on Windows 10 and later and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and later.

If something’s not working for you, check out the limitations and troubleshooting tips.




In this article:


Download and install the integration

  1. Download the app
  2. Install it on your computer
  3. Launch it


Open the sidebar in PowerPoint

Now open your PowerPoint presentation and you'll see the Slido button appear in the Home tab. Click it to log in with your Slido account.

Don’t see the button? Restart PowerPoint.




Add live polls, quizzes, and Q&A to your presentation

To Add a live poll, select an option in the sidebar, type your question, and add options. To start creating your quiz questions click Add a quiz. There will be a leaderboard at the end. To display audience questions Add a Q&A slide.


After you save your poll question, you can set your results to appear immediately, on click, or to hide them completely from your audience.

  • Show immediately: The poll results are displayed as soon as you get to your slide with the poll.
  • Show on click: The poll itself is displayed automatically when you get to your slide with the poll. Advancing one more click will display the poll results (see the GIF below).
  • Do not show: The poll itself is displayed automatically when you get to your slide with the poll. Advancing one more click will take you to the next slide in your presentation without showing the poll results.



Start presenting

Once you've finished preparing your slides and you're ready to go, start your slideshow.

The poll will appear automatically and the results will update in real-time on your slide and on the participant devices.


Ask your audience to join

The poll and Q&A slides automatically include a Slido event code and QR code that the participants will use to join your session and participate.


Collaborating on a presentation

If you’re preparing the presentation with someone else, they’ll be able to see the Slido interaction slides as well.

First of all, make sure that you have the AutoSave option enabled in PowerPoint. This will sync the file either with your OneDrive or SharePoint account. You can then share the presentation with your colleague.


In order for the presentation to run properly with Slido, it is needed that:

  • The person presenting has our Slido for PowerPoint app installed
  • The person presenting has access to the Slido event which is linked to the presentation. This can be achieved either by requesting access to the event via the sidebar (as shown below) or by adding the person to the event in Slido Admin.



Switch session and/or organization


If you’ve linked an incorrect Slido event with your PowerPoint slide deck, you can:

  1. Open the hamburger menu in the sidebar
  2. Click on Switch session
  3. Select the event you wish to link with your PowerPoint (Note: if the event is under a different Slido organization, switch to it first in the upper right corner)


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