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…
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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. Add collaborators

    Add a person to view/edit the Sway, just like you can do with a word document. It is silly to have to email the link.

    4 votes
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  2. "Hide" a card (Remove a part of the Sway without deleting)

    I would like to be able to hide some cards without having to delete them. This would be very useful when showing a general Sway to a particular audience that might not be interested in some parts. It would also help when experimenting with various card arrangements to see which render the best in Preview mode.

    231 votes
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  3. Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

    Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

    90 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you frequently edit the same Sway and want to update your readers? Or do you publish multiple Sways to Docs.com and want to notify users when something new has been published? Let us know by leaving a comment! :)

  4. Sways not indexed by Google

    I created about 5 Sways, all public, but i am not able to find them via google search. The sways are live for a few month. Event if i search very specifically, i can only find tweets or other posts mentioning the sway, but never the sway itself.
    Found an older thread here on that topic, looked again and my sways are public for everyone. in the sourcecode i see a nofollow / no index tag.

    thanks for help,
    rolf

    32 votes
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  5. Ability to Create an Interactive Invitation

    I really wish Sway could allow the author to create an interactive event orientation that would then allow the end-user to respond to the event (RSVP) right in the app & send an update to the author to keep tabs on who's accepted and who have declined. Easy way to invite a large number of people to events and keep track of responses.

    6 votes
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  6. Offline Mode for Sway

    Would there be a way to save a Sway offline? Many conferences have little or no dependable wireless, which is also true for many schools. Offline mode would be helpful. I'm not sure if it can be done since it is dynamically rendering to different device types, but a "PDF" like snapshot mode would be helpful.

    1,159 votes
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  7. qr code

    I'd like the option of having my sway URL encoded in a big sized QR code and having it automatically inserted at the end of the sway.

    This is useful because when I present to an audience, I thought of not giving handouts to people anymore. Instead I would generate a giant QR code, encoding my Sway address, and put it in the Sway last page.

    84 votes
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  8. Remove share links from presentation

    As a business user it is vital that our presentation is not shared on social sites or anywhere else. The option to only share with certain people is not am option either, we simply need the ability to embed the sway and have people view on our website. I think its a great app but until we have the ability to secure our contents as most other business apps do it is a non starter.......such a waste from what is such a great idea.

    32 votes
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  9. Save Sways to OneDrive

    Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

    This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

    If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

    590 votes
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    Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

    Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

  10. Playing sway presentation on computer without any installed Office application

    When your presentation is done, you would like to show it.
    But machine for presentation may not have a office application for that.
    After that you lose your star time.

    Package with sway may be .exe, just copy on flash drive and play from it.

    12 votes
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  11. Browse sways from my organization, or appear in DELVE /Office 365/

    Its very compatible if the sways created by our organization is could be explored through DELVE or Sharepoint site, since its part of knowledge sharing so why not to let it be exploreable, manageable
    Maybe you guys already doing something great about it,

    Sway is great to use. I love it

    75 votes
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  12. Android Sway App

    View a Sway via an Android app.

    The world has 2 billion Android users and many may be like me: I'd love to show my Sways offline. I would be keen to use Sway for my speaker presentations straight from my phone.

    750 votes
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  13. Add comments

    Add comments

    From Mark:
    When viewing someones sway as at the moment there are only very few available to see on sway.com, it would be good to be able to write a little review for the creator, such as ''I really enjoyed reading/viewing your sway'

    It will also be useful for feedback in how others view possible improvements or corrections etc.

    290 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Is it more important to you to have someone be able to comment on the entire Sway or on content within the Sway? Also, do you think of commenting as something people who are authoring with you should do or as something you want your viewers to do? Should comments be publicly visible or only visible to you? Let us know in the comments. :)

  14. 14 votes
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  15. Joomla

    Integration with Joomla CMS.

    3 votes
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  16. Embed vertical Sway into a blog

    It would be awesome if I could write blog posts using the vertical scrolling sway and then sharing it on a blog platform.

    Not as a smaller embedded iframe, but as a full size post, as we can see them on the sway website right now.

    I created a small Sway to explain with a picture my idea:
    https://sway.com/QxyhZpeIQonyET68

    Of course the end could automatically add a "created with Sway" or something to give appropriate credits to the app!

    202 votes
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  17. Autoplay media

    While we scroll through a sway it should have preloaded media like videos and autoplay it when it hits the viewable part of the screen

    194 votes
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  18. Export to HTML5 + JS

    Export to HTML5 + JS sways can be shared with links. Currently there are some web apps which dissect and present powerpoint presentations. Put an end to that and use an existing open standard

    107 votes
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  19. Prevent Image Downloads

    Please prevent a user from doing the right-click Save Image trick. if a photographer is going to use Sway, he doesn't want his pictures download all over the web fro free.

    Thanks.

    125 votes
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  20. Make Sway look clickable when sharing

    When I shared to Facebook, the preview image is just a photo, so people think it's just a photo and don't click on it!
    can you promote some icon, or something to show that it's not just a photo - the title does not overlay or anything. I had to tell people it was a sway - they loved it then.

    12 votes
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