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

  • 24 August 2020
  • 6 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.


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


In this article:



Display Present mode


All you need to run Slido is a good Internet connection and a computer. To start displaying Present mode:

  1. Log in to your account and select your slido
  2. Click Present in the lower right corner to open Present mode in a new tab
Where to find and open up Present mode


When using Present mode, make sure you present in full screen


To manage your polls and Q&A directly from the Present mode, use the control bar in the lower left corner. Alternatively, you can log in at www.slido.com on your smartphone or other device and manage Slido from there.



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 to gauge when it’s safe to move on to other content.


Typing indicator in present mode


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



Tips for presenting


  • Display Present mode on an alternate screen
    You can copy your Present mode link and share it with a colleague or AV technician so they can display it on a different screen. Open your Present mode, then copy and share the link directly from your internet browser.
  • Adjust the resolution of your Present mode
    If you need to adjust the Present mode resolution for your screen, you can do so directly from the control bar in the bottom left corner. Select the gear icon and choose to zoom in or zoom out the Screen size.
    Adjust the resolution of Present mode

  • Make sure to present in full screen
    Use the control bar or keyboard shortcuts to select full screen
    • Windows: F11
    • macOS: Command + Shift + F



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6 replies

I am the Chairman of my committee’s Halloween and Christmas Decorating contest. Can I use this app for Voting for the best decorated homes in three categories? This will take place for 10 days? I will have a photo per contestant too. We will have at most 50 homes.

How can I get a poll to display one question at a time? 

Is there a way to create a welcome page?




Userlevel 3

Hi @Cheryl T

That sounds super fun! 

Yes, Slido would be a great tool for this and there are a number of ways this can be done. You could do this with our Google slides integration, for instance or run a ranking poll. I would recommend this webinar on getting started with Slido  to get a feel for what we do. We also have a great knowledge base of help center articles to get you started. You could try creating and then testing your event before you run it live. 

Our awesome customer care team are on hand 24/5 to answer any questions specific to what’s best for your event. You can reach them at support@slido.com or through live chat in your Slido admin. 

Hope this helps! 


Userlevel 3

Hi @CarolinaMejia

Polls are designed to show one question at a time, Is it possible you mean displaying the poll results?

Depending on your plan, you can apply customizations to include a welcome screen. 

Let me know if you have any more questions! 

After a session can I download the questions asked on Slido in Webex?

Userlevel 2

Hello @caglapars 

yes the results can be downloaded after logging in to www.slido.com and then you can login to your Webex account. After that just follow the instructions mentioned here: https://community.slido.com/analytics-and-exports-44/export-your-questions-poll-results-quiz-leaderboard-and-ideas-532