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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.…

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      Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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

      26 votes
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        Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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.

        80 votes
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          Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have a feature to automatically have all pictures full view

          I write a sway newsletter every week and use a lot of photos. I would love to be able to default to all pictures being full view.

          3 votes
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          • To add text as the body after the header

            I would like to add bullet points under a heading in Sway, like a body. I would like to have this feature added...

            1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drag - replace image

              Most of the time, I am designing images and then bring them into SWAY. The current UI is - delete image, add image, click on new image, reformat focus of image - this requires a lot of repetitive clicking.
              Is it possible to simply drag a new image onto of the existing image ( replace image YES / NO) and have the new image inherent all of the previous conditions?

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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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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please update your tutorials

                  I teach SWAY to high school students. I showed them a tutorial today from your website to find out the canvas looks nothing like that anymore. Please update your tutorials with your new releases.

                  3 votes
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                  • add backround music to my Sway

                    I need to add backround music to my Sway.

                    5 votes
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                    • Restore Multiple Accounts

                      In past builds we could sign in to personal and business accounts to create our Sways. As a heavy user, I was dismayed when this was over-simplified and I have to completely sign out and re-sign in to switch accounts.

                      Also, I'm often signed out of my work account automatically by the app.

                      3 votes
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                      • to create a Sway from a OneNote page

                        It would be helpful to be able to create a Sway from information on a OneNote page.

                        9 votes
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                        • Embed from Lynda

                          Microsoft owns Lynda. Please allow videos from Lynda to be embedded in Sway!

                          3 votes
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                          • start a document from online onedrive for business

                            Allow users to grab files from ONLINE OneDrive for Business when clicking on "Start from a document". Otherwise, students have to download the file from their OD4B then browse for that file to use it to create a Sway. Also helpful when on a shared machine.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • change font colors

                              Our school has adopted the use of Sway on a large scale. One issue, however, that we have is that the ability to change font color and size is very limited. As a teacher we would like to make one word a different color than the sentence, for example, so that we could highlight that word, such as a vocabulary term. Thanks for your consideration.

                              58 votes
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                              • Have fewer limits by linking to OneDrive

                                There is currently a limit placed on the number of headings, photos, imports etc on Sway. This is a major problem. Could this be reduced or entirely removed if Sways could be saved to OneDrive instead of just on Sway website, allowing the size limit to be that of the users storage. This would provide a lot more freedom.

                                11 votes
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                                • Edit on mobile chrome

                                  I would like to edit on mobile because I want to go edit my sway and I can't because of chrome so pls, I need sway on the go but also it would be nice to have a app that can also run offline things

                                  9 votes
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                                  • I suggest...

                                    I suggest that the videos can be displayed in play at the same time, they do not work me one by one.

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                                    • Embed Bookings into a Sway

                                      Please allow Bookings pages to be embedded into Sway.

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                                      • Intrusive software update UX

                                        When editing a Sway, a notification often appears that the Sway software has been updated and that it is necessary to refresh the browser. This is intrusive because it's impossible to proceed without refreshing, but refreshing takes me to the first card in the Sway and sometimes loses a few seconds' worth of work. The nuisance factor is building up as it happens so frequently. I don't encounter this problem with other major webapps, and it would significantly improve the UX for me if this distraction could be fixed.

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                                        • a universal audio option.

                                          I want to be able to include sound for a Sway presentation. I want to be able to have the sound play for as long as the audio/music file is. And that independent of how many cards I insert to the Sway. One or more should not matter. But to be able to add sound to a card is important. Also to be able to schedule intros or outtros, fadings, duration.

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