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…
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. Add comments

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    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.

    365 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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. :)

  2. Sway API

    It would be great if Sway offered an API.

    I would LOVE to have tools to make templates or styles and give them out or at least edit my own sways in an advanced mode.

    362 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. data storage to move within EU

    Today our sway is not stored within EU, that forces us to block Sway, so we can't use it! Please move the storage of sway for EU installations to servers within EU.

    https://products.office.com/en-us/where-is-your-data-located?geo=Europe

    284 votes
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    8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Insert objects like tables or figures

    It would be very useful to insert not only images but tables or figures created in situ

    264 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate your votes and comments for this suggestion.

    In the mean time, you can create graphs and tables in Power BI or Excel. Once these are created you can take their “Embed Code” and embed them in Sway via an Embed card. Here are some instructions for using the Sway embed card: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Embed-content-in-your-Sway-1e1ab12a-f961-4a26-8afc-77a15f892b1d

  5. "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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    7 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Be able to add background music to my sway

    Be able to add background music to any sway

    229 votes
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  7. The ability to embed links to images

    I'd like to be able to embed a hyperlink to images in my Sways.

    224 votes
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  8. Add background music to sway

    Add background music to sway

    216 votes
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  9. 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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    Gathering Feedback  ·  17 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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

    201 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Embed sways directly into email

    Embed sways directly into email rather than having to send recipient to another page via embed code/link

    200 votes
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  12. Linkable pictures

    I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

    195 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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

    192 votes
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    17 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! :)

  14. Add audio narration to a sway picture

    add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

    187 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We are pleased to announce that we now allow you to add audio with an audio card. This is the first step towards allowing narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

  15. Name a Sway without title showing

    I love Sway and create dozens of them. I often duplicate them to share samples with clients, and end up with lots of versions of similar sways. There is no way to name each Sway in a way i can easily identify it without opening it and looking through it. Any name i give it shows in the actual Sway headline, which i don't want.

    In other words, not everyone wants the name of the sway to also be a headline. Sometimes use a custom image and embed a title into that image rather than letting Sway set the type.…

    185 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 →

    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!

  17. Integrate Google Analytics Code

    I would like to add the Google Anyltics tracking code.
    Adding the UA Code for my google Analytics profile, like Tumblr is doing it, would be a great way.

    174 votes
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  18. Fonts in Sway

    Could we please get some more updated fonts in Sway such as the Segoe UI Font family?

    166 votes
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  19. Enable editing of Sway on Android via an app

    Until we can edit and update our Sway on the go and anywhere than this will not be perfect. It would be ideal to take a snap on our camera phone and instantly upload it to Sway for editing. I use my phone more than a laptop/ computer to work so having a Sway app would turn this into a much more user friendly concept

    166 votes
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  20. Select Thumbnail for Uploaded Video

    When uploading a video or selecting it from OneDrive, the video thumbnail appears to automatically generate, and not just from the first frame of the video.

    The ability to select a different part of the video to serve as the thumbnail or upload a different picture entirely to serve as the thumbnail would be a great way to make videos look a bit more professional. Some of the videos of people I've uploaded have automatically captured the thumbnail with their face in less-than-desirable frames

    162 votes
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