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.

How it works
• Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
• Select one of the feedback forums listed.
• Check out the ideas others have suggested and vote on your favorites.
• Search for your suggestion and if you can’t find something similar, you can submit your own.
• Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
• When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.

In addition to the Sway Suggestion Box, we have…
Show us your Sway
Have you created a Sway that you think is awesome? Then share it with others by posting a link to it in our Show us your Sway page. We might even feature it on www.sway.com.

Sway for iPad & iPhone (iOS)
Do you use Sway’s iOS app? We’d love to hear your feedback on the Sway for iPad & iPhone page.

Need technical support? Please visit the Microsoft Community or the Office Support site.

Thanks for joining our community and helping improve Sway!

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  1. Cover to be shown while sharing in social media

    When I post my sway, I want to choose which image or which page of the content will be shown in facebook; twitter, etc, as its cover. So far, it does not even show the image that I have set as background of the title.
    This would make sway more practical and attractive.

    4 votes
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  2. Remove the ability to share an embedded Sway

    I think there should be more privacy options. I would like to embed my sway presentations online on my website, however I do not want people to be able to share the presentation on social media, nor give out the link or embedded code of the presentation. At the moment, these options come up automatically when I have uploaded a presentation online. Please tell me if this privacy option is available and if it isn't, I think it would be a very good option.

    40 votes
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  3. Limit audience of my Sway by age through age verification

    Some friends and I are creating a page of satire that contains content that should be age limited. Our intent is to humorously offend people, but only for adults that are in on the joke.

    7 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Uploading Sketch-up or Lumion files to presentation

    I work a lot on sketchup and would love to directly upload the models into the presentation so that the client could interact with the model. It would be a great help.

    p.s love the look and feel of Sway.

    3 votes
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  6. to Choose what is visible when Sway is embedded into a website.

    I made a simple, yet cool, sway and embedded it into my website and it says "Get Started with Sway" and "Share" and "Embed". All these thing I DON"T want for this particular use of the application (for it distracts from the focus of my website). The little SWAY Banner in the top/left corner in fine (credit due and all), but It would be nice to choose what is actually visible from the fruits of the Sway Tree on a website.

    2 votes
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  7. Automatically generate a page or a link to Word Online document for the proper attributions to Creative Commons content.

    For legal purposes, I think Sway should automatically add a link to a Word Online document that would properly attribute all Creative Commons content.

    4 votes
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  8. privacy

    It would be great to use Sway to share ideas, presentations, reports and information with business partners. And, here, privacy is key!
    Sway is great becaus of its speed from idea to content. If you integrate that with MS Office (especially OneNote!), you would have a great tool to communicate with teams.
    PLEASE DO THIS!!! :)

    1 vote
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  9. Space with all sways together

    Hello, guys! What about Sway become a personal page where you can post, and share with the world your hobbies and knowledge? What about people being able to personalize the layout of this space, and make their own magazine? Guys, trust me: people love sharing themselves. But until today, the tools to do it are not good as Sway. Personally, I loved it.

    4 votes
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  10. Viewing Sways on TV without laptop

    Viewing onedrive Videos on TV is possible via Roku and Pikta for onedrive (My Mother in Laws is enjoying this).

    It would be great to view Sways on TV without Computer in a similar way.

    Older People e.g. would enjoy their Family member's personal Sways.

    3 votes
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  11. Preview Sway as it would look on different devices

    It would be nice to be able to preview what a Sway would look like on other devices. I built a Sway on my computer and the preview mode shows me what it will look like if it's viewed on a computer. It would be nice to be able to see what it will look like on a phone or tablet.

    1 vote
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    Thanks for the suggestion! We appreciate the feedback. If you would like to do this manually, just resize your window to the approximate size of a tablet or a phone. Your Sway will reflow to that window size, and you’ll get an idea of what it would look like across different devices. :)

  12. Live Audience Interaction Via Mobile etc.

    I'm sure this is far in the future, but it would be great if there were ways by which your Sway audience (whether or not its a live presentation, or strictly sharing via mobile) could interact with your Sway via their smartphone/tablet/what have you. This would probably just be something simple that can allow the audience to have a more meaningful connection with the Sway, which will make it more impactful. Perhaps the creator of the Sway could allow people to touch/see/hear part of it on their own terms from their mobile devices while you continue to present. These interactions…

    6 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Our embeds adjust according to their iframe, which present problems with the scenario you’re describing. Have you been embedding sways in your Wordpress blogs? Do you make the Sway the primary portion of the post or supplementing it? Has anyone else tried this? Let us know in the comments what Sway/Wordpress integration means to you.

  14. Navigate in different directions

    Today you can chose to navigate from top to bottom or left to right. I really like the way you are able to chose on how to start your Sway. I do like to have the possibillity to chose directions of my Sway after start meaning I can go from top to down or down to top or left to right or right to left, lik creating a thread. Also would be cool to be able to chose multiple roads to navigate like coming to crossroad.

    4 votes
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  15. 12 votes
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  16. Smooth scrolling

    Having a Sway with many images, I would like to wish a smooth scrolling feature. Scrolling with the mouse is - at least on my system - not very smooth, whereas scrolling by arrow keys is.

    24 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you think this information is valuable to everyone who views the Sway or only for the author? Would you want to be able to “like/star/fave” any other piece of content in the Sway? Anyone who likes this idea, let us know what you think in the comments!

  18. 59 votes
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  19. Show annotated PDFS

    There should be a way to upload and share PDFs and annotation for class presentations or for proof presentations, to make presentations more interesting.

    2 votes
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  20. Annotating videos

    There should be an online way to annotate videos from either YouTube or other online streaming services.

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