Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign up for Speaker Deck?

Start by clicking Sign Up in the upper right part of the page. Then enter a username, your email address, password, and password confirmation.

The username will be part of your url on Speaker Deck (example: http://speakerdeck.com/jonmagic). Finally click the Sign Up button below the form.

A few minutes after clicking Sign Up you should receive an email to confirm your account. If you do not receive that email you can contact us directly at support@speakerdeck.com. Send us the email address and username you signed up with and we will get in touch to activate your account.


How do I report a bug, ask for help, or give you a high-five?

Sign into your Speaker Deck account, hover over your username at the top, and click Feedback. Type your message in the box and click Send.


How do I upload a deck?

Sign into your Speaker Deck account and click Upload at the top of the page. You will be presented with a form to upload a PDF.

Click the Select a PDF to Upload button and a file browser will open. Select the PDF you want to upload and then click Ok.

When the PDF has finished uploading you will see a "Save the Details" button. Optionally enter a name and description and select a category for the presentation and then click Save the Details


What file types do you support?

Speaker Deck only supports PDF. Most modern deck software will let you export your deck to PDF.


Is there a size limit?

The PDF that you upload cannot be larger than 150 MB.


Is there an upload limit?

We have upload limits primarily to prevent abuse. We currently allow 50 uploads per day up to a total of 500 all time.


How do I share a deck?

Whether you are viewing a deck on speakerdeck.com or embedded on someone site you can click in the bottom right hand corner of the presentation to get several options for sharing.

  • Link: share the link to the deck or a specific slide in the deck
  • Embed: place the script tag on your website to embed the deck or the deck at a specific slide
  • Twitter & Facebook: Use the Tweet or Like button to share a deck or slide with your followers on Twitter or Facebook

How do I use oEmbed to display a deck on my site?

Every deck on Speaker Deck has the oEmbed endpoint as a link tag in the header so it can be automatically detected by sites like Embed.ly.

For more documentation on oEmbed please see oembed.com. Our oEmbed endpoint is: http://speakerdeck.com/oembed.json so requesting an oEmbed would look like this: http://speakerdeck.com/oembed.json?url=URL_OF_THE_PRESENTATION


There is a deck that violates the Terms of Service, what should I do?

Please send us a link to the offending deck by signing into Speaker Deck and using the Feedback link, or you can contact us directly at support@speakerdeck.com.


Someone is using my copyrighted material without permission, what should I do?

Fewer & Faster LLC ("Fewer & Faster") supports the protection of intellectual property and asks the users of the website speakerdeck.com to do the same. It is the policy of Fewer & Faster to respond to all notices of alleged copyright infringement. Please contact us for more information.