ArcGIS StoryMaps

Slideshow: Now with all the abilities of sidecar

As of June 2022, slideshow is no longer a stand-alone block, but its functionality still exists in the slideshow layout of sidecar. One of the many benefits of this update is that you can now incorporate anything in a slideshow panel that you can in a sidecar, such as creating map actions, embedding content, implementing swipes, using timelines, buttons, and separators, and adding background audio for your media or maps. Also, all existing slideshows will automatically be converted to the slideshow layout of the sidecar block. To learn about all three sidecar layouts, check out this blog post.


About the authors

Upstate NY transplant. Content creator for Esri's StoryMaps team. Fascinated by how storytelling affects the human brain. Lover of conservation. Overly proud dog mom.


From a travel blogger turned GIS professional, Ashley Du (she/her) has been an advocate for helping folks build their network and growing as a professional. She specializes in her GIS work around environmental justice and projects around GIS for equity and social justice. Du also co-founded and leads, Ecos, the sustainability employee resource group at Esri. She believes learning about the world and different cultures is an important way to grow personally and professionally.

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