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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. Live calendar embedding

    Please make it possible to embed a live calendar into a Sway that can be clicked on to open events and will reflect any live updates. We are replacing our current web site program with the use of Sway for teacher websites. One HUGE issue with the transition is the inability to have a calendar of events and assignments due. This is something that parents and students need to be able to see and interact with. If I just post a picture of a calendar that would have to be updated at every edit. Or if I link to an…

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      Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable editing of Sway on Android via an app

      Until we can edit and update our Sway on the go and anywhere than this will not be perfect. It would be ideal to take a snap on our camera phone and instantly upload it to Sway for editing. I use my phone more than a laptop/ computer to work so having a Sway app would turn this into a much more user friendly concept

      44 votes
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      • organizing sways

        I use sways to make newsletters for parents, staff meettings, resources for parents, special events for our childcare center. We have created quite a few sways in the past few months and it has become a little hard to organize and keep track of them. I would love to be able to put them in folders to keep them organized. I also have 4 other Directors at our center. We would love to be able to have the permission to be able to edit each others sway without being the initial owner. I would love to speak to someone in…

        34 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  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.…

          118 votes
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            Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Internal Link

            I'm requesting the ability to link to an existing Sway header.

            27 votes
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            • scroll videos, audios and embeds over images

              I know you can make text scroll over an image but it would be nice if we could make videos, audios and embeds scroll over an image as well.

              13 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Undo

                I think you should add an undo button so then when you want to undo a text you can just undo it by pressing the undo button.

                7 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  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.

                  103 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let me text pictures to a Sway via SMS/MMS

                    My wife and I take a lot of pictures on our phone and are dying for a friction-free way to save the highlights with captions for the memories. The best we've got so far is a private FB group, but I love the format of a Sway and would prefer that. But the friction of adding pictures to a Sway is too high.

                    The best I've thought of is for Msft to get a phone number that I as a user can text with pictures and optionally a caption. I would register my phone number to my account, and it…

                    16 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I would like to be able to embed an Outlook calendar. We are a Microsoft district! We have had many staff request this.

                      We are a Microsoft district so we would like to embed our Outlook calendars. We use Sway as a parent newsletter and the calendar would be extremely helpful. We do not want to ask staff to create a personal gmail account to do this work.

                      12 votes
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                      • A sway android app

                        It would be great to have a sway android app!

                        7 votes
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                        • 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

                          39 votes
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                            Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow embedded from mindmeiser

                            I creat a mindmap from mindmesiter but i can't Embedded it on my sway.
                            I need it

                            3 votes
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                            • Improve 'Invite' feature

                              When sharing a Sway with specific people, email addresses are requested but no notification is sent to those email recipients to let them know that the Sway has been shared. This is contra to how specific sharing from OneDrive/SharePoint works leading our users to believe they have shared Sways when, in fact, the recipient has no knowledge of the fact that they have been granted access. To improve, please generate an email to email addresses specified (like the one that comes from sharing files from OneDrive) CC'd to the owner(s) letting them know that the Sway has been shared. Also,…

                              33 votes
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                              • 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.

                                102 votes
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                                  Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • to include quiz features

                                  I see this as a potentially engaging instructional tool. The ability to create multiple-choice or other similar objective quizzes that students could answer, and then receive immediate feedback, would be a tremendous asset to learning. Such a quiz could be dropped in the middle of a "sway" presentation, creating a moment of self-assessment or reflection before moving on to new material. I hope you consider this!

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.

                                    *English follows Japanese

                                    ■Title(件名):Microsoft Sway の共有時に表示される候補について

                                    Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.
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                                    ■Description(内容):
                                    ​Microsoft Sway の共有時にアカウントの一部を入力すると、一致する候補が自動的に表示されます。現時点では、この機能を有効化および無効化に変更する機能がありません。
                                    そのため、本機能が設定で変更可能となる機能の追加を要望いたします。​​

                                    When you enter some part of your account in case of you are sharing the Microsoft Sway, Search Suggestions are automatically displayed. However, at this time, there is no function available to diable this function by now.

                                    Therefore, we hope the feature to be implemented that enables switching on/off the search candidate appearance from the setting freely.

                                    Thank you for your consideration.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add company typefaces/fonts to customize presentations

                                      Would like the feature to add our company typeface to the the designs, so the presentation is on-brand.

                                      Currently the presentations look detached because of this.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Control the background picture of each element and a custom layout builder

                                        I would like to be able to create my own templates and add animation in a drag and drop way. The designs right now are far too restrictive, I don't feel like I can use this in a professional capacity without some more choices

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Facebook

                                          Start and populate a sway based on a Facebook.page

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