Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

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 will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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  1. 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,…

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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.
      ***************
      ■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.

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      • Customize the Link Title

        When you share a sway link now, it auto-generates a link for you. For a more professional look I want to be able to customize my link to include the header of the document and/or in my case a version number or a issue date. For example if I'm making a monthly newsletter through Sway I want to be able to use the same title but include the month and year into both the document and the link I provide to others.

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        • Enterprise Library

          I like using Office 365 Sway for guidance documentation within an organisation, but it is a pain that I have to actively share them with other people, rather than them being in a location where people can find them.

          In the Sway interface, there are sections for My Sways and Featured Sways. I want something between these; for Enterprise Sways, where any Sways I have shared with my enterprise could be found.

          Ideally, there would be a concept of libraries or channels, like in O365 Video, where it would be possible to group Sways together and control access for editing…

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          • Share Sway with specific people (from Office 365 Home account) - as a way to get off facebook

            Allow Office 365 Home account to share Sways with specific people - I would like to do this to share content outside of Facebook. It seems this allows us to share content and control who can see it - thank you.

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            • tracking viewers

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

              147 votes
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                10 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 the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway

                *English follows Japanese

                ■Title(件名):
                Microsoft Sway の共有について

                Add the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway
                ***************
                ■Description(内容)
                Microsoft Sway にて共有を行う際に、ディレクトリ内に既に存在する外部ユーザーとのみ共有する項目がありません。
                そのため、Microsoft Sway の共有項目内に [組織のディレクトリに既に存在する外部ユーザーとの共有のみ許可する] 等の設定項目の追加を希望いたします。

                Currently I have recognized that there is no setting to share the items with external users who already exist in the directly when sharing in Microsoft Sway.
                Therefore, I hope the setting such as “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” will be added in settings for Microsoft Sway.

                Thank you for your consideration.

                4 votes
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                • Play settings for public

                  When a sway is shared publicly via link. Viewers from the general public can see the sway and they can click to see the next page/side. But they can't click a Play button to allow for the Sway to automatically progress and loop.

                  I think I used to be able to do this, but now it seems to have changed.

                  Please fix this functionality.

                  3 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.

                    29 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.

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                      • address bar

                        When I open and play a Sway on tablet or phone the browser address bar remains visible. Since there are no function keys on these devices, it is impossible to remove the address bar, so part of the screen is taken up by it. This is the case with MS Edge, Chrome, etc. If I cast from these devices, the bar is always visible. Please develop/provide a solution.

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                        • Add the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway

                          *English follows Japanese

                          ■Title(件名):
                          Microsoft Sway の共有について

                          Add the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway
                          ***************
                          ■Description(内容)
                          Microsoft Sway にて共有を行う際に、ディレクトリ内に既に存在する外部ユーザーとのみ共有する項目がありません。
                          そのため、Microsoft Sway の共有項目内に [組織のディレクトリに既に存在する外部ユーザーとの共有のみ許可する] 等の設定項目の追加を希望いたします。

                          Currently I have recognized that there is no setting to share the items with external users who already exist in the directly when sharing in Microsoft Sway.
                          Therefore, I hope the setting such as “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” will be added in settings for Microsoft Sway.

                          Thank you for your consideration.

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                          • VISUAL LINK

                            How can I choose what image displays in my visual link? When I sent out my first newsletter it displayed the background from my first heading which I liked. Now it is displaying a generic image, and not my first heading image.

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                            • share externally to specific users.

                              In a number of cases, there is a need to share a sway to specific external users to be able to edit, and then also have a secondary link for anyone to be able to view it. Currently You can only have one sharing permission level and you can only share externally via the anyone link.

                              When collaborating with an external company/individual there is a need to allow just those within this specific company to be able to edit the Sway, but then once it is fully edited, for all who have access to edit to be able to generate…

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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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                                • Password timeframe

                                  The password function is great but I would like to limit access to a Sway and have the password expired with a user specified timeframe - like 30 days after first access. This will help avoid unwanted sharing a bit also.

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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.

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Create a photo book from a Sway

                                      I created a Sway. I want to print the Sway as a photo book (e.g., shutterfly photobook).

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                                      • Interaction tracking - visitor clicks on links within the Sway, as well as views & shares

                                        I use Sway for a monthly newsletter and have "Read More" and "Sign Up" links. A lot of those take us to secure company sites with no tracking, but I'd like to have click tracking from within the Sway, to see how many users clicked to read a whole article, or to sign up for something in our LMS.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • to be able to embed Sway in an email

                                          to be able to embed a Sway into an email for distribution via MailChimp or Dotmailer. Even just regular email through Outlook would be better than nothing. I love the tool but nobody clicks on links in emails and I need to maintain my readership!

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