Create a poll

Slido is available in Webex Meetings on version 41.6 and later sites. It's also available in Webex Events (new) for plans with capacities of up to 5,000 host licenses on version 41.9 and later sites. This feature is available on an independent release cycle. Check to see when it will be available on your site. To find the version that you're using, see Find your Webex Meetings version number.

You can create polls or create surveys before or during a meeting or event. These instructions are for creating a poll during a meeting or event.

To create a poll before a meeting or event, go to, click Log In > Log in with Webex, and enter your Webex username and password. Then, create a poll, quiz, or a survey. Polls that you create on are listed for use in Meetings or Events.


During a meeting or event, go to Apps > Slido.


Select an existing Slido or create a new one.

When you create a Slido, it has the same name as the name of the meeting or event. For Personal Room meetings, the name format is Meeting DD/MM/YYYY.


Choose the type of poll you want to create.

If you've already created some polls, click Create poll Create a poll first.


Type your question.

Your question can contain up to 256 characters.


If you're creating a multiple choice, quiz, or ranking poll, enter the answers that you want participants to choose from.


(Optional) Select the options for the type of poll you're creating:

Option Description

Multiple choice

Mark correct answer—Select this option and then choose one or more options as the correct answer. Then, you can show the correct answer to participants after they've answered the question.

Allow to select multiple options—Allow participants to select more than one answer.

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Allow multiple answers—Allow participants to enter more than one response.

Enable profanity filter—Filter out answers that include inappropriate words. The profanity filter supports English words only.

Set character limit—Enter the number of characters each answer can contain. The maximum is 1000 characters.


Enable timer—Enter the amount of time participants have to answer the question. The maximum is 300 seconds.

Show leaderboard—Show the five participants with the most correct answers and fastest response time. The leaderboard displays after the question is answered.


If you're running out of ideas for your quiz, hover over the next question and click Random quiz question to add a random question.


Select the maximum number of stars that participants can give.

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Allow multiple answers—Allow participants to enter more than one response.


Set required number of options to rank—Select the number of options you want participants to rank, otherwise they have to rank all the options.

Randomize options—Put the options in a random order for each participant.


(Optional) If you want to give participants more context or information about the question, click More options > Add description.

The description can contain up to 256 characters.


(Optional) Click Upload image Upload image and upload an image from your computer to include in the poll.

We support all common graphic formats with a maximum size of 10 MB.


Click Save.


Test your poll: Activate the poll or activate the quiz and submit your responses. If necessary, edit the poll.

When you're finished testing, reset the poll results. Delete the poll if you created it for testing purposes only.