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Experiment with Slido using Labs

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

💡Please keep in mind that all experimental features here may change or even disappear at any time

In this article:

Turn on an experiment

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Slido Labs
  3. Choose which experiments you wish to try


Experiment: Recent questions by default

This feature helps the audience in seeing all new incoming questions on participant devices chronologically, with the most recent one on top. Hence, users are not biased by seeing the top voted questions first and new questions can receive attention as well.

🚀If needed, the list of most popular questions is just one tap away

Experiment: Join event via QR code

Once enabled, we will automatically generate a unique QR code to be displayed in your Present mode. This can be used for instant access to your event.

🚀 You can learn more about the use of QR codes in Slido in this article

Experiment: Question withdrawal

This feature allows your audience to withdraw their questions anytime during the Q&A. Question withdrawal is automatically enabled after you create an event.


Past experiments

This section consists of experiments which aren't part of Slido Labs anymore. This means that they've either been released to the product, or we decided not to implement them.

Past experiment: Profanity filter

⭐ This feature has been made a default part of Slido

This feature is especially helpful for solo presenters or at events without moderation, as it filters out all submissions which include inappropriate words. We understand that such submissions can disturb the Q&A flow and cause embarrassment, so we want to help you in avoiding that.

Everything happens automatically in the background so there is no action required from the presenter. The profanity filter currently supports only English.

Past experiment: Unread questions

⭐ This feature has been made a default part of Slido

This feature helps the audience in discovering new submitted questions, which speeds up the overall navigation during a Q&A session. In other words, without having to read questions again, the participant can simply visually recognize the new ones.

New questions are highlighted in yellow on participant devices and once the participant sees them, their color turns back to white.

Removed Experiment: Comments filter

⭐ This feature has been removed from Slido and is no longer in production

This feature was aimed at filtering out all submissions which were not actual questions. 

Removed Experiment: Questions flagging

⭐ This feature has been removed from Slido and is no longer in production

This feature allowed participants to flag questions which they deemed to be inappropriate or irrelevant.

Want to share your feedback?

We are excited to hear your feedback on any of these experiments. Feel free to share your experience with your Slido representative or email us at support@slido.com.

Have your own ideas?

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