Slidecasts to be Discontinued

February 7, 2014

We are shutting down Slidecast on April 30, 2014. We launched Slidecast in 2007 to allow users to synchronize audio with their slides. While we have seen some great Slidecasts over the years, usage has not been as widespread as we had hoped.

Slidecast will be retired in two phases:
- The ability to create and edit Slidecasts will end on Feb. 28, 2014
- Existing Slidecasts will be converted to static presentations on SlideShare on April 30, 2014

To save Slidecast files in their original form, creators can download their Slidecasts from their ‘My Uploads’ section by April 30, 2014. After April 30, we will convert existing Slidecasts (on the SlideShare site and embeds on other sites) into stand-alone, static presentations, so that there is not complete loss of content.

We are sad that Slidecasts are going away, but it makes more sense to focus our energy on building new and innovative ways for our users to share presentations. Thank you for your support.