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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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. Insert and/or crop YouTube video clip

    I short video clip (shorter than 30 secs) will enhance any (Sway) presentation... check this feature from un upcoming service

    Simple and great!, Find / crop / insert Youtube video http://www.powtoon.com/slides/ at 2:23...

    11 votes
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  2. Google Drive integration

    Allow us to search our Google Drive content

    21 votes
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  3. Kinect Support

    specific gestures will make spectacular presentations.
    Especially combined with some other suggestions presented here.
    Create sway with Xbox one will be an additional vantage

    4 votes
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  4. Group of pictures that will cycle endlessly

    I had to make a GIF for that.

    4 votes
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  5. 11 votes
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  6. Preview animations while creating or editing Sway

    It'd be really nice if there were a way to see what the animations were going to look like without going into the full preview view (which you'd have to leave if you want to change the animations). It'd just be nice for exploring the different layouts quickly.

    1 vote
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  7. Embed web content as iFrame in a Sway

    I would like to be able to embed an external website inside a sway as content, so you could scroll through that website as part of the sway. This would be use din instructional manuals that are authored as Sway's, but contain small embedded live sites, such as forums or forms or other similar items.

    98 votes
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  8. Magazine Layout Templates or Structures

    Magazine layout templates... I'd do a weekly/monthly magazine ...

    image with text blocks, full bleed. vertical and horizontal.

    13 votes
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  9. Add author and attribute information

    When I create a Sway I can add a title, but I can't add an author name or other attribute details: email address, job title, company name, Twitter ID, URL, etc. Without this every Sway is anonymous... or I have to add my details in the same format as the rest of the text.

    22 votes
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  10. Text cards should be displayed separately when viewing/consuming a Sway (in "landscape")

    I think that if each "Text" represents an idea, they should to presented one at a time (like an slide in powerpoint...)

    1 vote
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  11. Let the input be easier

    The idea I made of Sway was an I/O software... And I discovered a wonderful output generator... Please let me include content "à la volée" : Let me write or copy text quickly, add photos or videos for further layouts or adjustings... If possible :) Otherwise I will keep my OneNote nearby ;)

    1 vote
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  12. Support various nokia photo types

    I would love to be able to include my photosynths, nokia refocus, nokia panorama, nokia cinemagraphs and blink cliplets to sway

    5 votes
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  13. Support code markups and related features

    I'm a developer and current solutions for live coding or showing a demo involving source code do not necessarily fit my needs. A lot of my colleagues use PowerPoint to relay code snippets or documentation to other people, but it always felt like the wrong solution to the problem. I was hoping that sway could include several features for this - syntax highlighting, live coding support, clean style templates etc.

    123 votes
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  14. Share a OneDrive folder as an auto-generated Sway

    I use OneDrive to share pictures with friends and relatives. Unfortunately the display of pictures sucks on OneDrive.

    A cool feature would be to be able in OneDrive to have a button "Share this folder as a Sway" , and you would automatically have nice generated Sways from the pictures (and the captions of these pictures).

    This Sway would be updated automatically when new pictures are added to the chosen folder.

    This would provide a really pleasant way of sharing OneDrive pictures!

    38 votes
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    While we don’t currently support this feature, if you’re a Windows 10 user, you can use the Photos app to do something similar. Select one of your albums, then click Share → Upload to Sway (or scroll to the bottom and select “Tell your story with Sway”). This will allow you to auto-generate a Sway from all the photos in that album.

  15. Layout photos on various sides of a cube

    Switch to different views of the same object (front, rear, from above etc.) to create a tridimensional effect.

    1 vote
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  16. Create detailed pop-ups in photo

    showing an industrial process to a costumer:
    pointing in different part of a tool's photo grant access to different video, graph, quality report, certificates and other details about costs, performance ecc.
    example:
    in the photo of a drill, pointing on the handle will show safety data, on the tip will show performance ecc.

    4 votes
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  17. Make UI more intuitive

    I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!


    • How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?


    • The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find the area…

    15 votes
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  18. Use right mouse click as > button for navigation

    If i want to presentate with sway right button is useless and by missclick ruin the new atmosphere of a presentation, is possible to add him an utility? My idea is to use like > on R to L

    6 votes
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  19. Control Sway with Microsoft Band

    With Sway projecting to my audience from my phone or other device, I would like to move through my Sway presentation by using gestures picked up and interpreted by my Microsoft Band which then sends a corresponding navigation instruction to Sway. I would like to control my presentation by flicking my wrist or tapping the screen of my Microsoft Band.

    8 votes
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  20. Section before the Sway title

    I'd like to be able to put a section before the Sway title, to be able to provide some sort of "introduction"

    6 votes
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