What is the start date of a Slido for?

  • 26 January 2022
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I have created a Slido and it’s mandatory to assign a start/end date.

Now I thought, that if I choose a start date in the future that users won’t be able to join the Slido until this specified date but unfortunately, they still can join the Slido.

Could you please tell me what the start date is for? As I can only think of this use case.


Thanks in advance


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Hi @erola,

You are right, Event dates are the timeframe during which participants can join your event using your event’s event code

However, your participants will be able to access the event through QR code or event link even outside of those event dates. 


The start and end dates are also there for our one-time plans, since the maximum length of these events is 7 days. However, when it comes to our annual licenses, your event can be active for up to 12 months.


Here’s a more detailed article all about Event Dates:


Hope this helps! Please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help with 😊