Scribd + SlideShare (August 2020)

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August 13, 2020

We’re excited that SlideShare is now part of the Scribd family! Members of SlideShare’s community have created an incredible archive of over 40 million presentations — a fantastic counterpart to Scribd’s own library of more than 100 million community-uploaded documents. We know that SlideShare users may have questions about what Scribd is and what this means for their SlideShare account, and we’re happy to help. Check out the most frequently asked questions below!

What is Scribd?

For a monthly subscription fee, Scribd offers access to magazines, books, audiobooks, documents, and more to help readers feed their curiosity and advance their careers. The service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as via web browsers. Based in San Francisco with employees across 20 countries, Scribd is committed to helping its one million readers and authors flourish.

Why has SlideShare joined with Scribd?

SlideShare has been part of LinkedIn for 8 years and has provided a unique value to its community of authors and creators. Recognizing LinkedIn’s focus on building a professional community for people to give and get help to grow in their careers, we believe Scribd is best positioned to maintain and grow SlideShare’s value to its 40 million content authors. As a digital library leader, Scribd is the destination for readers and authors to create and share vibrant, informative content. For this reason, we’re excited to see SlideShare and Scribd come together.

What will change for SlideShare users?

You can continue to access SlideShare with your current SlideShare login information.

Scribd will manage your SlideShare account and any content you may have on SlideShare. Scribd's General Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will apply. Any new SlideShare account created will result in the creation of a Scribd account.

If you already have a pre-existing Scribd account, you can link it to your SlideShare account.

Will the content I previously uploaded to SlideShare be deleted? 

All content uploaded to SlideShare will remain available to view and edit on the SlideShare website and the SlideShare app, subject to Scribd's General Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The accessibility preferences that you selected when you uploaded the content (public vs. private) will remain the same. Embedded SlideShare content on blogs or websites will continue to work as before.

Will the content that I uploaded to SlideShare now also live on Scribd?

Your content is only available on the SlideShare website and the SlideShare app.

Can I opt out of having my SlideShare content shared with Scribd?

To opt out of having SlideShare content shared with Scribd, you can export all your uploads and delete your SlideShare account by December 1st, 2020. Instructions for deleting your SlideShare account can be found here.

Can I continue uploading new content to SlideShare?

You can continue to upload new content on SlideShare provided it adheres to Scribd’s policies. For more specifics about what content is and isn’t allowed on Scribd, see this FAQ.

Do I need to be a Scribd subscriber to access or upload my content on SlideShare?

You do not need to be a Scribd subscriber to access or upload your content on SlideShare. If you have uploaded a presentation via SlideShare, you can still access, edit or delete it through your SlideShare account.

Do others need a Scribd subscription to see my SlideShare content now?

SlideShare users will be able to browse all content and view a limited number of documents and presentations with a free account. A Scribd subscription is required for full access to all SlideShare content.

Is a Scribd subscription necessary to view other people's content on SlideShare?

You can view a limited amount of content with a free SlideShare account. For full access, including the ability to download content directly to your device, a Scribd subscription is required starting in September 2021. For more information, please read our blog post about the benefits of a Scribd account and the exciting improvements coming to SlideShare.

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