Reply as a host to Q&A questions

  • 24 August 2020
  • 2 replies

Userlevel 4

Slido is gradually rolling out a new user interface. If the below steps and visuals match what you are seeing within your account, then you are using the new interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


As a host or co-host, you can reply to any question asked in your Q&A. This is a great way to respond to questions that may not get addressed live – or ones that aren’t relevant to your discussion.


All replies can include up to 1,000 characters.


In this article:



Reply to live questions


To reply to a question, hover over it and select the Reply icon. This will allow you to send a written reply as yourself or as the Moderator.


Replying to live Q&A questions


Replies to live questions are visible to everyone in the Participant mode. When a question gets archived and contains a reply, it will remain visible to the author of the question.



Reply to questions in review


If you’re using Q&A Moderation, you can respond to submitted questions still in the review process. Simply hover over the question and select the Reply icon, just like you would any live question.


This reply will be private, so only the person who submitted the question will see the response.


Reply privately to questions still in review


While in review, private replies are visible only to the person who submitted the question. However, private replies become visible for everyone after the question is approved.



Reply to unanswered questions


If you're not able to address all submitted questions during your session, you can add Moderator replies afterwards. Then you can send out a direct link to your slido and let everyone view your responses.


Alternatively, you can export your list of questions (available with paid plans), answer them in whatever format you choose, and then send out your responses.




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2 replies

This is not working for me.  Private replies are not being seen by the person who posted the question.  On the phone, it looks like there’s a new reply, but you can’t click on it to open it or see the response.  

Userlevel 4

Hey @jrock24 ,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues with this. Ive just tested this and it worked okay.

Could you please reach out to so we can help troubleshoot and be sure this isnt a bug? 

We look forward to helping resolve this!