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.

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  1. Preview a Sway

    It would be great to share a sway for review purposes as a preview. Allow the recipients to mark-up questions or comments. Then once resolved, publish the sway with a link.

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  2. Share without Link

    Currently, when you select to share a Sway, the recipient has to open a link for it to show in their Sway "bin".
    The ask is for any Sways that are shared with edit permission to automatically show up in the other persons Sway page (either directly, or via a "Shared with Me" area, saving the step of having to open a link first.

    4 votes
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  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. 3D Support

    As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

    1 vote
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  5. 3D Support

    As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. Prompt before changing URL when resetting sharing settings

    When resetting the sharing settings this changes the SWAY URL, but without promoting the user. An action that will break all external links pointing to the SWAY should have a user confirmation before making the change.

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  8. 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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  9. Print Power BI uploaded to Sway

    Sway does not allow to print uploaded power BI.

    Instead it prints the link used to upload it.

    I think this feature would add a lot of value to an already strong tool.

    11 votes
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  10. 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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  11. IFTTT Support for Sway

    IFTTT Support for Sway would be amazing! For example you could integrate the controll of your Sways with your phone or you could trigger actions like "go to the next page", "open a sway" and "close your sway" if something specific happens.

    18 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. to be able to purge the view count periodically, or be able to break down views into, for example, views this week.

    So if I update something I can see how many people have viewed it since I've updated it, without having to actually write down the number and do maths each time! I know I could duplicate the Sway, but unless I can file them (administratively, for me) it will just clutter up my view unnecessarily.

    5 votes
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  17. view history

    If there was a list of the viewed sways (other people's), it'd be helpful.

    3 votes
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  18. to change the playback speed.

    Most modern video players allow you to change the playback speed faster or slower depending on your needs. (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x). If you want to "speed read" a Sway, you set playback to 2x. If you want to notice every detail, you set playback to 0.5x.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    24 votes
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  20. 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?

    35 votes
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