Sway Suggestion Box

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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. CONVERT SWAY TO POWER POINT OR VIDEO FROMAT.

    CONVERT TO POWER POINT OR VIDEO FORMAT.

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  2. tracking viewers

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

    179 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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!

  3. 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.

    60 votes
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  4. Delegate Sharing permissions

    I would like the posibility to delegate the "share external" permission. Currently it´s a tenant wide setting. I would like only specific users to be able to share with anonymous links external.

    10 votes
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  5. 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.

    80 votes
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  6. Enable the same sharing options as in Forms

    Would be good to have some standard across the products instead of having different options for each tool, especially as Forms and Sway are quite similar in some ways. This would definitely help increase the user experience across the O365 platform.

    0 votes
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  7. 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!

    137 votes
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  8. 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.

    45 votes
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  9. 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…

    12 votes
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  10. 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…

    38 votes
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  11. 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.

    10 votes
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  12. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

    Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

    142 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. Can you provide some more details on the scenario? Are you already logged in to your Microsoft account when you’re on SharePoint, and then needing to log into Sway?

  14. 3D

    As Microsoft is adding 3D viewing in more and more environment:
    Mixed reality Viewer in Windows10, Remix3D in the Web, 3D viewer in OneDrive/Sharepoint, EMbed 3D in Office Document, I was wondering when it will appear in Sway.
    Support for glb/gltf is mandatory as well as fbx, obj and stl

    15 votes
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  15. 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.

    15 votes
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  16. 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).

    8 votes
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  17. SEARCH sway

    We'll have a lot of Sway so we need search 1 of them but at this time, I haven't seen any search bar at home page.

    Can we create a search bar at home page?

    41 votes
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  18. 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…

    21 votes
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  19. locked down kiosk mode

    We have a client who would like to use sway with a public facing large (65") touchscreen. They want visitors to be able to interact with the content, particularly images and forms but not be able to change the Sway or break out of the Sway. -Similar to the Kiosk mode in PowerPoint. They like the idea that they can update the content remotely as required.

    18 votes
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  20. clickable social media icons

    I would like to add small social media icons that are clickable, instead of adding text, add pictures & icons that can be connected to a link. Also I would like to adjust the spacing between topics, or add a side panel with information, icons, or whatever marketing content is needed.

    27 votes
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