How to integrate Slido with Microsoft Teams

  • 24 August 2020
  • 8 replies

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Adding Slido to your Microsoft Teams meeting allows your audience to submit and upvote questions, vote in polls, or participate in surveys and quizzes directly in the Teams meeting window during your call.

Depending on your preference, you can prepare everything in advance or even minutes before your meeting. 


This integration is available in all our plans.


In this article:


Slido in Microsoft Teams works in both a web browser and on iOS or Android devices, for participants and meeting organizers. If you have participants from a different organization joining a Teams meeting, just make sure you’re are using the latest version of the desktop app or web browser. 


Current Limitations of Microsoft Teams and Slido integration:
  • Instant Channel meetings are not supported by Microsoft
  • Participant emails are not captured in the Slido exports
  • Microsoft Teams Live events doesn’t support apps
  • The preview version of “New Teams” experience doesn’t support apps


Watch the demo video below or continue to step-by-step guide: 


​​​​​​​Add Slido to your Teams meeting


Create your meeting in the Teams or Outlook calendars to integrate Slido into Microsoft Teams in advance. Alternatively, add Slido directly to your ongoing meeting. 

Please note that you have to add Slido individually to each meeting where you want to use it.


Using Microsoft Teams calendar to add Slido 

To start, schedule a meeting in your Microsoft Teams or Outlook calendars, then open the meeting in Teams calendar by clicking Edit.

You can then add Slido app to your meeting:

  1. Click the + button in the menu bar and choose Slido

  2. Then, log in to your account or sign up

  3. Choose whether to create a new slido or use an existing one


Adding Slido to a meeting via Teams calendar


Don’t see Slido among the apps? Please contact your IT department as there may be restrictions in place, meaning the Slido app needs to be whitelisted.


Adding Slido to an ongoing Teams meeting

To add Slido during a Teams meeting, use the Add an app button.

Please note that depending on your meeting policy, other meeting participants might also have an option to add Slido to your meeting. Go to the Meeting options to set your preferences. 

Once the meeting starts:

  1. Click on the + button on the menu bar
  2. Select Slido from the list
  3. Log in to your Slido account or sign up
  4. Select an existing slido or create a new one
Adding Slido to an ongoing Teams meeting


Prepare Slido polls and Q&A

Create your polls by using the +Add button. Add your question and options depending on your preferred poll type. Your Q&A is added and open by default. 
Click the gear icon inside the interaction to adjust your settings

Preparing Slido polls and Q&A in advance via Teams calendar


Preparing Slido polls in the Teams meeting window - in advance or during the meeting


Add co-hosts


If you’d like a colleague help you manage your slido in Microsoft Teams, you can add them as a co-host. Within Teams, you can add them directly from the Slido app. Just open the hamburger menu and go to Settings > Advanced settingsShare access - then enter their email address. You can also add them at any time from 


Co-hosts can help you create your slido in advance, or on the spot, and manage everything live.  


Learn more in our co-host guide



Manage Slido during a meeting


Once you join your Teams meeting, click the Slido icon from the top menu to open it in the Teams sidebar. The Slido host view for managing polls and Q&A is only visible to you. 


Managing polls in Slido sidebar


 Share Slido present mode to stage in Teams

You can now use the ‘share to stage’ button in Teams to show Slido in Present mode in the middle of the meeting window.

You can do this by selecting the arrow icon from the top right corner of the sidebar to share instantly.


Share to stage Slido Present mode


Participant experience

When you launch a poll, a notification is sent to the meeting chat, prompting the audience to vote. After clicking the button, the Slido sidebar opens for participant to submit their votes. 

Voting in Slido poll and submitting a question as a participant


Add Slido to PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams


You can seamlessly integrate Slido with into your PowerPoint presentation and automatically activate your polls and display Q&A for your participants in Teams as you progress through your slides. 

To run Slido with PowerPoint and Teams:​​​​​​​

  1. Add Slido to your PowerPoint presentation and prepare your interactions​​​​​​​
  2. During the meeting, open the same slido in both PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams
  3. Screen share your presentation and click Present

Once you get to the Slido interaction slide, your polls will automatically activate for participants in Microsoft Teams to vote. To submit questions, your audience needs to open Slido from the upper Teams menu. 

Slido Present mode integrated into your presentation deck displays poll results and Q&A for everyone in a bigger format. 

Sharing a PowerPoint presentation with Slido interaction slide in Microsoft Teams 

For more detailed steps, read our Meeting organizer guide

Not using PowerPoint for your presentations? You can also integrate Slido with Google Slides



Use Slido outside of the meeting

If you want to collect questions in advance or run a feedback survey after the meeting is over, you can add Slido to your Microsoft Teams channel


Access analytics and download Slido results

You can view Slido analytics and export your results by going to the Slido hamburger menu > Download results in both your Teams meeting sidebar and calendar meeting edit mode.
A new browser tab will open for > Analytics tab. ​​​​​​​


Have you added the wrong slido to your meeting – or don’t need it anymore? You can remove Slido from your Microsoft Teams meeting, click on the three-dot menu from the sidebar and choose Remove.

Removing Slido from Microsoft Teams sidebar

Similarly, to remove Slido from your Teams channel, right click on the Slido icon in the top menu bar and choose Remove.

Removing Slido from a channel

For more information about the integration, check out our FAQ article for answers to common questions, or troubleshooting tips.

Curious about more?


8 replies

When using Slido in a Teams meeting, the box that pops up with the poll questions seems to be locked ontop of the screen where you view other participants on the call.  Is there a way to unlock this box so that it can be moved around?

Userlevel 4

Hey @RWilliams ,

Sorry for this issue, I was able to test this and replicate what you are talking about. 

As a workaround, having the participants click on the Slido button on the top bar, will open the sidebar for the participant view of Slido, and can X out of the locked pop out window.

This will be reported as a bug and hopefully fixed within the following weeks.

If you would like to check on the process of this bug fix, please reach out to and we can update you from there.

Let us know if you would have any other questions!


Can you disable the pop up? This arrived as a surprise into a session we are giving, and our deck is not designed for this.

Userlevel 4

Hey @JLP ,

The draggable popup is currently a feature request for Microsoft. Unfortunately, we cannot change that behaviour.

You can click out of it and use the Sidebar to interact with Slido for now.

Let us know if you have any other questions!


Hey @JLP ,

The draggable popup is currently a feature request for Microsoft. Unfortunately, we cannot change that behaviour.

You can click out of it and use the Sidebar to interact with Slido for now.

Let us know if you have any other questions!


Thank you, someone in my company figured this out and shared the tip.


If the pop up was resizable perhaps it would be better…



Hi there,

If the app is integrated in our organisation and can be added via Teams to a meeting is there a limit in how many people can partake in the quiz? (We will have around 300 ppl in the meeting). Thank you in advance


Hey @mbruns

Sorry to hear that, this + button represents all Apps from Microsoft Teams, it’s not a Slido feature, but we’d still like try to help.

Can you please contact us on Or, open the live chat on so we can take this further.

Thank you in advance!

Userlevel 4

Hello, @RWilliams @JLP,

We recently updated the voting experience based on the feedback from you and other customers. Participants now get a chat notification with a prompt to vote, so no more pop-ups covering the screen!

Here’s more info: 

Hope that helps! 

Dáša from Slido