You can decide whether you want your audience to ask questions and participate in polls anonymously or with their names by default. This is all done through privacy settings on both an event and organizational level.
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 all be done through privacy settings on both an event and organizational level.
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Participant privacy options
Slido offers four different options for participant privacy. Below you’ll find each option explained and also see what the audience experience looks like.
Note that these options don’t affect the Slido Quiz where participant names are required to participate
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 the require name option. You can find it under Event Settings > Privacy > Require authentication.
Always stay anonymous - Questions and poll votes are submitted anonymously with no option to include a name
Always require a name - Questions and poll votes are submitted with participant names and no option to switch to anonymous
When this option is selected, participants will be asked to enter their name when joining the event as shown in the example below:
Participants can use any names, including “Anonymous”. It is also possible to change their name in their Profile. Once changed, the new name will apply to any previously submitted questions and poll votes. Please note, however, that if your organization has single sign-on (SSO) in place for the event, this is not possible.
Webex guest participants’ names and emails are now available in exports. Must be using Webex version 42.10 or later.
Changing privacy settings for a single event
To set your preferred option on an individual event:
- Open your event settings
- Select Privacy on the left
- Use the dropdown menu under Participant privacy to select an option and click Save
Changing privacy settings for all new events
If you want all your future events to be set the same way:
- Open up your organization settings by clicking on your initials in the upper right corner > Organization settings and billing
- Click on the Privacy tab and see the dropdown menu under Participant
- Choose your preferred option and click Save
This sets the default participant privacy setting for all of your future events. However, the setting can still be changed for individual events from their event settings.
If you wish to lock these settings, simply click the lock icon. Doing this will make it so individual event participant privacy settings can not be changed.
If the setting is locked, below is what you will see when trying to change participant privacy for an individual event:
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