Sway

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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Please note that the Sway Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your submission is subject to the UserVoice License Terms.

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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.…

    87 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  4 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.

      65 votes
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        Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  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.

        44 votes
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          Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  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.

          62 votes
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            Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • issuu.com

            Embed publications from issuu.com

            16 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • tracking viewers

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

              116 votes
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                5 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!

              • 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

                15 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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,…

                  10 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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.

                    19 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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.

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

                        58 votes
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                          Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  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.

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 34 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.

                                22 votes
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                                • The layout of an exported Sway should be the same as the Sway it was exported from.

                                  I tried Sway a while ago, but the lack of offline viewing options rendered it useless.
                                  When I saw that an Export feature had been added, I gave it another go.
                                  Foolishly, I created a new Sway, rather than trying to export an existing one.
                                  What a waste of time. Having spent time formatting my Sway to look how I wanted it, I exported it to PDF, but when I viewed the PDF, the layout had changed, so it didn't resemble my Sway.

                                  17 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • All Microsoft Word Fonts available in Sway

                                      All Word Fonts available in Sway.
                                      This would allow greater flexibility for users to personalise their Sways.
                                      It's particularly useful for business users who must adhere to brand/design guidelines.

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

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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.

                                          3 votes
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