SlideShare FAQ

Super Simple Crash Course in Haiku Deck for SlideShare:

The following video quickly goes over the basics of creating, publishing, and deleting Haiku Decks using your Slideshare account:

Then, this video gives you a much more thorough and paced overview of edit mode, where you will probably spend most of your time in Haiku Deck:

General Info

What is SlideShare?

From "SlideShare was founded in October 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012. It allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. In Q4 of 2013, the site averaged 60 million unique visitors a month and 215 million page views. SlideShare is among the top 120 most-visited websites in the world." Read more on SlideShare's website here.

What is Haiku Deck / how do I use it?

It's a free app that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun. Haiku Deck makes it easy for anyone to create stunning, image-rich slides, in a fraction of the time required by other presentation tools. It's a powerful way to communicate ideas, articulate a vision, and share expertise. To learn how to use it, click here.

Do I have to pay for anything to use Haiku Deck?

Haiku Deck is free! It includes access to over 35 million free images and six free themes, and using it from SlideShare won't cost you a penny.

Account Questions

Is there any reason for me to sign into

You can use Haiku Deck from SlideShare without ever setting foot on

You will need to set up a password for, however, if you'd like to edit your decks after you've published them on SlideShare, add notes for your slides, present your decks straight from your iPhone or iPad, etc.

How can I set up a password for

If you've only used Haiku Deck when you were on before, you'll need to set a password for your account. Just visit this link, enter the email address you use for SlideShare, then follow the link we email you to set a password. Voilá!

What if I already have a Haiku Deck account?

No worries. Just sign into with your existing account, then click your name (or My Account, if your name isn't showing) in the top right corner of the page, and choose My Account. From this page, you can change your email address to the one you use to sign into, or add that email address if you've been using Twitter or Facebook to sign in. 

Creating & Editing Decks

Where can I learn how to use Haiku Deck?

You're in the right place! Just check out our User Guide, and pick any category you'd like to learn about. You can also get to our User Guide from any time by clicking the Help button in the top right corner of the page.

What if I want to save my deck and work on it later before I publish it?

No problem! When you start a new deck, it's private in your SlideShare account. As you work on your deck, it's saved as a draft under "My Uploads," where you can work on it at your own pace before publishing it.

What if I need to make changes to my deck after I uploaded it on SlideShare?

Just sign in to, edit your deck, then follow the steps at the bottom of this FAQ (under "Can I export from to SlideShare?").

Publishing, Sharing, & Privacy

How do I publish my deck?

Just click the Publish button in the top right! If you want to make adjustments later, just sign in to, edit your deck, and follow the steps at the bottom of this FAQ (under "Can I export from to SlideShare?").

How does sharing work? 

If you'd like to share it from SlideShare, you will have to publish/upload it first. That will keep it from being private to your SlideShare account, and it will be live for viewing on Once your deck has been published, you can share it from SlideShare just like any other presentation in your SlideShare account. You can also share it from Haiku Deck with these steps.

How does privacy work in Haiku Deck for SlideShare?

When you start a new deck, it's private in your SlideShare account. As you work on your deck, it's saved as a draft under "My Uploads," where you can work on it at your own pace.

Once you publish your deck to SlideShare, it is publicly available for anyone on to view, and will be public on Haiku Deck to possibly be featured in our Gallery.

Can I export from to SlideShare?

Absolutely! To export your deck to your SlideShare account, just pull it up on the web by signing into If you go into edit mode for your deck, you can click the export button in the top right (box with an arrow pointing right), and export a .PPTX file of your deck. Then, sign into your account on, click the orange UPLOAD button in the top right corner of the site, and choose your exported deck on the next page.

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