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Display audience questions, voting results and ideas for participants in Present mode

  • 29 April 2024
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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 old interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


Present mode allows you to display audience questions, ideas, and poll results instantly. Whether your audience is in the room or joining remotely, everyone can be heard and see their responses. Using Present mode is a great way to drive interaction during your event.

Here’s a quick video tutorial on Present mode:

Present Slido on your computer

All you need to run Slido for your event is a good Internet connection and a computer. To display Present mode:

  1. Log in to your account and select your event
  2. Click Present  to open Present mode in a new tab or hover over the button and select Present in fullscreen


You can manage Q&A and polls in Present mode using the control panel in the bottom-left corner. Alternatively, you can log in at www.slido.com on your smartphone or another device and manage Slido from there.


Present mode from Slido admin



Typing indicator

Slido’s Present mode includes a typing indicator to let you know that people are actively interacting with your live poll or Q&A. This tells you exactly how many people are typing out questions or submitting poll responses in real time. Use this during your events to gauge when it’s safe to move on to other content.


Typing indicator in Present mode


The typing indicator will also display on your event’s admin page. So even if you’re not using Slido’s Present mode, you’ll still be able to tell when people are actively participating.



Useful tips

  • You can Copy the Present mode link and share it with your colleagues or AV technicians so they can display it on a different screen. 


  • You can manually adjust Present mode to your screen by zooming in and out
    1. Select the gear icon in the control panel
    2. Press + to zoom in and - to zoom out
Zoom In/Out in present mode


  • Full-screen shortcuts
    • for  Mac: Command + Shift + F
    • for Windows: F11


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