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. 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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    5 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Are you trying to view videos and pictures in a Sway and are not able to? Or do you want to preview images and videos while creating a Sway? Let us know by leaving a comment!

  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    What do you mean by privacy? Only you can see it? Specific people? Password protection? Let us know by leaving a comment!

  5. 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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  6. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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. :)

  7. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll keep this in mind as we keep on designing how Sways look when they’re embedded. :)

  8. Web / video Multi Export

    Add multi export options not only PDF but Video or a platform that allows integration with websites. This is an amazing app with 2much brand

    14 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Why do you want to be able to export Sway? What platforms are you most interested in to allow integration with websites? Have you tried using Sway embedding? Let us know by leaving a comment.

  9. Be able to insert <iframe> code, for example, a Prezi.

    That would make a even better presentation when I need to explain some topics.

    4 votes
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  10. "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.

    236 votes
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  11. Rights Management

    It would be desirable if you could set, who whereas post or may involve for each Sway. e.g. Social Networks, HTML inbedding.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! It sounds like you’re wanting to be able to set how people can share your Sway, is that right? Or are you requesting creative common licensing for Sways? Let us know in the comments!

  12. 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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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you find that us including the URL of the image when you click on the image is not sufficient for your needs? Let us know in the comments!

  13. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you want to have a personal page to post all of your Sways? Do you envision being able to share other media as well? Let us know in the comments!

  14. 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.

    93 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Interesting suggestion! Was there a specific situation you could share that made you think of this functionality? Let us know in the comments.

  17. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We have only implemented the first set of privacy settings, so limiting the audience in the way you described is not currently available. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us!

  18. 1 vote
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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.

  19. 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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  20. 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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