Experiment with Slido Labs

  • 24 August 2020
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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 new interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


We created Slido Labs to give you the opportunity to test some of our experimental features in advance. We’d love to hear your feedback on them so we can give you the best experience possible.


Remember that all experimental features on this page may change or be deprecated at any time.


In this article:



Turn on an experiment


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Slido Labs
  3. Toggle on which experiments you wish to try
How to enable experiments in Slido Labs



Experiment: Recent questions by default


Using this feature, participants view all incoming questions chronologically by default – meaning the most recent question will always show on top. As a result, participants are not biased by seeing the top voted questions first, and new questions can be given more attention.


However, participants can always switch to displaying the questions in order of popularity.

Q&A with recent questions as the default view



Experiment: Question withdrawal


This feature allows your audience to withdraw their questions anytime during the Q&A. Question withdrawal is automatically enabled when you create a slido.


Participant withdrawing a question after submission



Experiment: Separate score for Q&A downvotes


Upvotes and downvotes are displayed as a cumulative score by default. However with Slido Labs, you can choose to show downvotes separately in Participant mode.


Participant view with separate downvote and upvote counts


Note that this only affects Participant mode. Present mode will always only display the cumulative score (upvotes minus downvotes).



Experiment: Similar question detection


This allows participants to see if someone has already asked a question similar to theirs. Whenever a participant types a question that is identical to another questions in the Q&A, they will get a suggestion from Slido. The participant can then upvote the existing question or continue to type their own.


Participant view of Similar question detection




Have your own ideas?

Please share your ideas for other experimental features directly in Slido Labs, or email us at support@slido.com!


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