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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. 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.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.…

      39 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • tracking viewers

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

        67 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          202 votes
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            3 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!

          • 21 votes
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            • 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.

              32 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.

                19 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • background music feature to be added to my sway

                    background music feature to be added to my sway

                    45 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, we do have an audio card (so you can add a file, or record something to add to your Sway).

                      Any more information you have is appreciated on how you’d like this scenario to work (ie – does it come from spotify/youtube/a file? should it play the entire time, or just for certain sections? what types of documents would you use this on?)!

                      Thanks again!

                    • Ability to Size the Header Image within the Layouts

                      In most images in Sway you have the option to "showcase" or change the size of the image in general but in the Header Image you cannot. It takes up more space than I want in some cases and I'd like to be able to size it also. Changing the layout does not solve my issue.

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to create external links to specific Sway section

                          I would like to be able to create external links that bring a visitor to a Sway directly to a section, rather than just to the top of the Sway.

                          This way, if we update the Sway, we can send a link just to the new section. Or, if there is a specific section we want to highlight for one group, we can send them directly there.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            4 votes
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                            • Change the message on the tab

                              The “Sway-Error” tab is very misleading and stops people from noticing the message that they need to sign in which then equals a support ticket. Please remove error and replace with Sway - Sign in.

                              2 votes
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                              • I want to add background music to sway. I guess it's not possibile right now.

                                I want to add background music to sway. I guess it's not possibile right now.

                                4 votes
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                                • 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.

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                                  • 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…

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                                    • Dateiinformation bei Bildern

                                      Beim Import von Bildern in SWAY-Karten habe ich noch keinen Weg gefunden, die zu den Bildern gepflegten Dateiinformationen / -beschreibungen gleich mit in die Bildbeschreibung zu übernehmen. So muss ich diese z.B. in Bridge aufrufen, kopieren und dann in der SWAY-Bild-Karte einfügen. Gibt es dazu schon eine Lösung?

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                                      • The fullscreen button loads an empty page with Edge 40.15063.0.0

                                        When clicking the fullscreen button in Edge 40.15063.0.0 (Windows 10) then the screen stays black.

                                        It was working before, and still works with Chrome and Firefox.

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                                        • 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.

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