Scribd Acquires SlideShare - FAQ

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SlideShare and Scribd have now come together to offer millions of users around the world great content to fuel their curiosity and learning. Check out the most frequently asked questions about the acquisition.

What is changing with SlideShare?

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 is Scribd?

Scribd offers access to magazines, books, audiobooks, documents, and more to help readers feed their curiosity and advance their careers. Based in San Francisco with employees across 20 countries, Scribd is committed to helping its one million readers and authors flourish.

What will change for SlideShare users?

You can continue to access SlideShare with your current 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. If you wish to opt out, you can close your SlideShare account.

What will happen to my activity and content on SlideShare?

Your activity and content will remain on SlideShare, and you can continue signing in with your current login information.

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

Yes. To opt out of having your SlideShare content shared with Scribd, you can export all your uploads and delete your SlideShare account by December 1st, 2020.

Can I delete my SlideShare account?

Yes. Learn how to delete your SlideShare account.

I have embedded SlideShare decks on my blog/site. Will they continue working?

Yes, SlideShare embeds will continue working as they have before.

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

Browsing and uploading content to SlideShare remains free of charge to all users. Users will be able to view a limited amount of content with a free account. For full access and 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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