How to Make an Interactive PowerPoint in 3 Easy Steps
If you've got a PowerPoint presentation that you want to make interactive, we can help! And good news, it's easy to do.
Build your presentation or game like a slide deck (or just pick from our ready-to-play decks below). Add special interactions like word clouds, live polls and surveys, multiple choice and text-answer questions, photo sharing, ratings, quizzes, and more, as new slides.
Launch your presentation the same way you would a powerpoint. Then display your slides on a projector, or share your screen through Zoom or any video call software. Your players can join in easily on their phones or any device, using a simple QR code or URL. No apps or downloads required 👌
See real enjoyment and understanding as your team or students connect over your content. Play, laugh, and engage as a group — when you give everyone a voice through interaction, you'll bring them together, no matter where they are.
"We received tons of positive feedback after using Slides With Friends. The beauty of this app is that it's so simple to design a unique branded game with questions and tasks on any topic. We loved this as an ice breaker!"
"Slides With Friends has been such an amazing addition to our team's remote work. This tool brings people together in a way that is rare across the internet."
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Questions? We've got some answers.
Go to your account, select a deck, and open it! You'll see a big pink "Launch an event" button on the top right corner. When you click this, it will start a live, full-screen event (just like a powerpoint or google slides presentation). Display this live event page to your group (eg. "share your screen" on Zoom), and have them join in! Then advance through the slides by clicking the next arrow or pressing the arrow keys.
On the first slide of your launched event, you'll see an auto-generated QR code and a URL link. Tell your players to get their smartphone and open their camera. They just need to hold their camera up to the QR code, and they'll be taken to a join page. If they don't have a phone or are having trouble with the QR code, they can use the link displayed on that page, which goes to the same page. On this page, they'll be able to select an avatar, enter their name, and click "Join Event"! You'll see each person appear on your main screen, as they join. From there they can send in responses, photos, and fun sound reactions.
With a Pro account you can have up to 200 players join, and with a Starter account you can have up to 50 players. Our forever-free account lets small groups of up to 10 people play your event, no charge :)
Yes! Our forever free account is fully-featured. We believe in building strong connections and community, and for that reason SlidesWith will always be no-cost for smaller groups — you can create a deck and play with up to 10 people for free. The only time payment is required is if you want to run events with larger groups.
No, this is a slide deck presentation tool that you can use in any video call or in person. We recommend using SlidesWith wherever you can show your screen to your audience. So whether that's on a video call platform like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Webex, (or any other video conferencing software), or live at an in-person or hybrid conference or meeting, as long as you can share your screen, you can use SlidesWith. Think of it like using a powerpoint presentation, but with superpowers ;)