Bringing the SlideShare and Scribd communities together

Bringing the SlideShare and Scribd communities together

In Company Updates, Scribd News by Scribd

Changes to SlideShare

Thank you for being a part of the Scribd and SlideShare communities. Since we announced Scribd’s acquisition of SlideShare last year, we know you’ve wondered how this will impact both businesses.

We’ve listened to your feedback about how we can invest in and improve the platform. And, over the next year, you can look forward to:

  • An update to the upload system that will make the process easier and more intuitive;
  • Removal of low-quality content to ensure what you find is worth your time, and;
  • A revamp of our discovery system so that you can easily find additional and relevant sources for your presentations.

We love SlideShare and creating both a thriving community and product requires a change in how we operate. While viewing SlideShare content will remain free, downloading content that has been hosted on for more than three months is now part of Scribd’s premium subscription service, available for $9.99/month.

Here’s what it means for you: Beyond access to SlideShare’s catalog of informational presentations, infographics, documents and more, you’ll receive access to Scribd’s ever-expanding library of over a million full-length books, audiobooks, podcasts, and magazines, as well as hundreds of millions of documents and Scribd Originals that can’t be found anywhere else.

You’ll also gain access to Scribd Perks, our program that provides complimentary access to TuneIn Premium, Peak Pro, Mubi, CuriosityStream, CONtv + Comics and FarFaria.

We’re continually adding more content to Scribd, and we know that integrating SlideShare will provide opportunities for you to discover even more resources to learn about and enhance any presentation you find.

Extending Scribd’s business model to SlideShare allows us to invest in the product in ways that will serve the SlideShare community for years to come.

We welcome your comments, ideas, questions, and any suggestions you have for SlideShare. Please click here to share them. Thank you again for being part of our story.