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Welcome to Sway’s Suggestion Box!

To help us build the best version of Sway, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to hear your ideas and suggestions. We regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. We will read all suggestions and respond to every suggestion that gets at least 20 votes. We may also merge and rename suggestions for clarity.

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  1. Name a Sway without title showing

    I love Sway and create dozens of them. I often duplicate them to share samples with clients, and end up with lots of versions of similar sways. There is no way to name each Sway in a way i can easily identify it without opening it and looking through it. Any name i give it shows in the actual Sway headline, which i don't want.

    In other words, not everyone wants the name of the sway to also be a headline. Sometimes use a custom image and embed a title into that image rather than letting Sway set the type.…

    73 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a new font to Sway

      I would like to suggest "Segoe Pro" as a font in Sway in order to be in line with Microsoft's brand guidelines. In this way a Microsoft employee with an exchange account xx@microsoft.com has access to it, when working in sway and using it for internal and external use.

      58 votes
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        Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change menu back

        The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

        32 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • tracking viewers

          knowing who read the Sway identifying the email.
          who clicked, when and on what news.

          107 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi, You already have the ability to see the number of people who have viewed a given Sway. Just look at the number in the corner of the Sway, when you are on the sway.com/my page. If you’ve voted on this for other reasons, please comment about the functionality that you’re looking for. Thanks!

          • More flexibilty

            Sway is a great product but it is VERY restricted.
            We need the ability to add background colour, resize images or text and move items around freely. If you add these features, Sway will be without a doubt the best presenting program available.

            35 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Host sways in O365 SharePoint

              Instead of sharing on sway or as a pdf i want to share my sways on Office365 SharePoint where all my other content already resides. I also want to embed videos and other content in my sway that exists on SharePoint. I would expect a sway to be just another App that I can add to a site, just like a document Library or custom list. and for which the permissions are set in SharePoint.

              15 votes
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              • The ability to create corporate-branded templates

                My organisation (global top 500) wants to start using Sway to share reports and ideas internally. However, all of our communications needs to conform with our corporate branding i.e. specific colour schemes and fonts. We want to be able to create a Corporate template to make available to our employees like we do with PowerPoint templates. If we can't do this, we can't use Sway, which is a huge shame.

                252 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi, thanks for the feedback! We have been working on this, and you can now create templates that use your corporate-brand’s colors if you have a Office 365 account.

                  Please do the following:
                  1. Create a Sway
                  2. In the Design pane, click the “Customize” button
                  3. You can add your brand’s custom color using a HEX or RGB value.
                  4. Select a style that uses your brand’s custom color.
                  5. Go to the “…” menu in the upper right.
                  6. Click “Save as Template” to create your template.

                  There are other aspects of corporate-branding besides color. Please continue to provide suggestions and comments to help us prioritize your scenarios. Thank you!

                • I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one shoul

                  I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one should jump them to that location in Sway.

                  49 votes
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                  • 30 votes
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                    • Add audio narration to sway and create a video

                      I would like to add narration to the sway presentation and create a video that would be similar to a live presentation.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Additional Owners (not authors)

                        I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

                        This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

                        Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
                        1. Save as Template option
                        2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
                        3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ability to record audio on mobile phone

                          It would be great if students could record audio in the Sway app on their mobile phones. Most desktop computers in school labs don't have external microphones so it would be helpful and convenient if audio could be recorded from within the app itself.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Power Bi Embedded Capabilities

                            Power Bi's service capabilities have changed in a way which will make Sway's existing workflow for embedding dashboards unusable. This is very unfortunate, because Sway provides an excellent venue for quickly and easily sharing dashboards.

                            It would be excellent if Sway could add functionality to embed a Power Bi dash using the "Embedded" workflow. Bonus points if you can tie in buttons that can link to the API functionality.

                            11 votes
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                            • to have Google Web Fonts or Adobe TypeKit font support in Sway.

                              I'd like to be able to customize the fonts in Sway using free Google Web Fonts, or tie in my Adobe TypeKit subscription to Sway to use for presentations.

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow URL Forwarding or Masking

                                I've just discovered Sway and love it! What a game-changer for writers, bloggers & content managers! Kudos to the team.

                                What is not visually appealing is the sway.com/xxxx URLs that are automatically created as unique. While this tactic might work well for media platforms like YouTube, here I feel it's a miss. It looks like you are working on this for the future, yet in the meantime perhaps there is a suggestion that would help alleviate this issue.

                                I tried setting up a masked URL forwarding via one of my domains. I set up a subdomain and then created a…

                                15 votes
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                                • Request: Analytics functionality reinstated

                                  Hi -- I've contacted @office on Twitter and they've pointed me here. I want to know why the analytics functionality was removed. I was using it to monitor effectiveness and it was removed some time after 16:00 GMT Monday 27/11. It was listed just after the row of Edited, View, Deleted and included: avg time spent reading; number of glances; reading; and reading intently; percentage of clickers who actually read it. Also the data rowed above the last one published so you can compare and contrast. I used this functionality to gauge effectiveness and improve our content. When will you…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • IFTTT Support for Sway

                                    IFTTT Support for Sway would be amazing! For example you could integrate the controll of your Sways with your phone or you could trigger actions like "go to the next page", "open a sway" and "close your sway" if something specific happens.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Sway to build entire websites

                                      I just think it would be an awesome one stop shop. Newsletters, prints, webpages, and it's all so easily connected to our email and PC.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Audience interaction

                                        Hello, It would be great to have audience interaction when swaying a presentation. Currently, to have this facility I am embedding chat rooms, poll apps, etc. However, it would be sleeker if these were part of the sway app.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Support for Google My Maps

                                          Can you please add support for Google's My Maps embedding.
                                          You support normal Google Maps, but I have created my own maps, and I want to present them with Sway.

                                          23 votes
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