Use Slido with Google Slides

You can bring live polls and questions directly to your Google Slides presentation using the Slido for Google Slides add-on, currently available in beta. SSO is supported.


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Install Slido for Google Slides add-on

This add-on is essential to install if you wish to have Slido in your Google Slides presentation. You can find and install the add-on in the G Suite Marketplace following this direct link. Click on the 'Install' button and complete the setup. 

Once installed, you can control Slido in your presentation from the sidebar. Simply open Google Slides and go to Add-ons -> Slido for Google Slides -> Open the sidebar.

Pro tip: Install our Slido Chrome extension

If you're using Google Chrome, we also recommend installing our free extension which allows for seamless integration without the need to switch between Google Slides and Slido. The extension also ensures that videos, animated transitions, and GIFs work as they should when you present.

The extension also allows you to change the location of the Slido Event Code badge when presenting.

💡 You can still use the Slido for Google Slides add-on even without our Slido Chrome extension or if using a different browser than Chrome. Just be aware of the limitations connected with that.


Add live polls and Q&A to your presentation

You can add live polls and Q&A directly from the sidebar, without the need to leave Google Slides. Click on 'Add-ons' in the Google Slides toolbar and select 'Slido for Google Slides'. Then click on 'Open the sidebar'.

To add a new interaction choose either 'Create a live poll' or 'Display Q&A' from the sidebar.

⭐ A simple holding slide will be created as part of your presentation once you add a new interaction. Please note that this holding slide will be replaced by the live interaction only once you click on 'Present with Slido'.

Start presenting

When you are ready to present, remember to click on the green 'Present with Slido' button in the sidebar to enable all the live interactions.

⭐ If you're using Multiple rooms within your event, there can be only one room linked to your presentation

Your polls will be automatically activated once you get to the right slide and your audience will be able to vote in real-time. You can choose how to display your poll results:

  • Show immediately: The poll results are displayed as soon as you get to your slide with the poll.
  • Show on click: The poll itself is displayed automatically when you get to your slide with the poll. Advancing one more click will display the poll results (see the GIF below).
  • Do not show: The poll itself is displayed automatically when you get to your slide with the poll. Advancing one more click will take you to the next slide in your presentation without showing the poll results.

Ask your audience to join

Ask your audience to join using the instructions on the intro slide. Once they visit and enter the presentation code, they will be able to vote in the polls and participate in the Q&A.

Pro tip: Access event settings and exports

If you need to access your event settings to adjust Slido features or set up branding and customization for your event, simply click the Gear icon in your sidebar and open Settings. The same works for Exports, if you wish to download your data after the event.

Slido admin will then open in a new tab.

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