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. Being able to add tables and quotes

    To add tables and quotes (prominently) you need to separately create and publish as images, which impairs viewing by mobile devices.

    26 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Duplicate an existing Sway

      In fact, a few months ago, it was very simple to duplicate an existing sway. But since a few months, the functionality has disappeared. It is however essential to be able to duplicate an existing Sway.

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        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I would like to jump from one section to another

        I would like to be able to build in a way to jump from one section ( for me, table of contents in a newsletter) to another ( the specific article

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disable 'enlarge picture' function + hyperlink

          Being able to disable the 'enlarge pictures' function. I'm currently making text-in-images visuals to get variation into my sway and make highlights, however, users often think it's a link that doesn't work. In addition being able to disable the enlarge function, I'd appreciate a hyperlink function to images and icons.

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            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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.…

            157 votes
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              Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Import Google Site to Sway button

                When migrating from G-Suite to Office365 it would be super useful to bring Google Sites with you

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  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.

                  137 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Customise style

                    I would like the ability to customise styles further. I have a black and white style selected with accent colour of a olive green (style 2) I would like the ability to customise the accent green colour to a custom colour as I love the style black and white but would prefer a different accent colour.

                    4 votes
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                    • Embed Microsoft Forms

                      I have tried to embed a Microsoft Form, but it displays a block containing a link to the form, rather than the questions.

                      It would be better if the questions could be displayed in and answered from the Sway.

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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…

                        19 votes
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                        • 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.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            77 votes
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                            • Have a comment box for a Sway blog

                              Have a comment box for people to comment on when posting a blog using sway

                              19 votes
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                              • Addin images from SharePoint to Sway

                                I would like to add content (for example images) from SharePoint to Sway

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

                                  Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

                                  82 votes
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                                  • Spellcheck

                                    It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

                                    92 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use Flow to create a daily Sway

                                      Leverage the new Flow app to auto generate a daily Sway. I'm thinking of a Feedof5 where I curate content from my top 5 influencers, newly published content.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Linking within my Sway

                                        I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

                                        1,541 votes
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                                          81 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add audio narration to a sway picture

                                          add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

                                          174 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the suggestion! We are pleased to announce that we now allow you to add audio with an audio card. This is the first step towards allowing narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

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