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.

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• 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. Live calendar embedding

    Please make it possible to embed a live calendar into a Sway that can be clicked on to open events and will reflect any live updates. We are replacing our current web site program with the use of Sway for teacher websites. One HUGE issue with the transition is the inability to have a calendar of events and assignments due. This is something that parents and students need to be able to see and interact with. If I just post a picture of a calendar that would have to be updated at every edit. Or if I link to an…

    106 votes
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  2. 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.…

    163 votes
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  3. More flexibilty

    Sway is a great product but it is VERY restricted.
    We need the ability to add background colour, resize images or text and move items around freely. If you add these features, Sway will be without a doubt the best presenting program available.

    146 votes
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  4. Add Additional Owners (not authors)

    I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

    This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

    Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
    1. Save as Template option
    2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
    3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

    67 votes
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  5. Add a new font to Sway

    I would like to suggest "Segoe Pro" as a font in Sway in order to be in line with Microsoft's brand guidelines. In this way a Microsoft employee with an exchange account xx@microsoft.com has access to it, when working in sway and using it for internal and external use.

    125 votes
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  6. tracking viewers

    knowing who read the Sway identifying the email.
    who clicked, when and on what news.

    159 votes
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    12 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!

  7. 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.

    49 votes
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  8. I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one shoul

    I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one should jump them to that location in Sway.

    89 votes
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  9. The ability to embed links to images

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

    107 votes
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  10. Change menu back

    The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

    45 votes
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  11. to be able to embed Sway in an email

    to be able to embed a Sway into an email for distribution via MailChimp or Dotmailer. Even just regular email through Outlook would be better than nothing. I love the tool but nobody clicks on links in emails and I need to maintain my readership!

    113 votes
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  12. background music feature to be added to my sway

    background music feature to be added to my sway

    108 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, we do have an audio card (so you can add a file, or record something to add to your Sway).

    Any more information you have is appreciated on how you’d like this scenario to work (ie – does it come from spotify/youtube/a file? should it play the entire time, or just for certain sections? what types of documents would you use this on?)!

    Thanks again!

  13. Audience interaction

    Hello, It would be great to have audience interaction when swaying a presentation. Currently, to have this facility I am embedding chat rooms, poll apps, etc. However, it would be sleeker if these were part of the sway app.

    27 votes
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  14. Bring back the charts

    The charts were great for pupils making a presenatation and wanting to show their data. It meant they didn't have to faff with excel and then import their data, it could be done quickly and easily within Sway

    395 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. We really liked this feature too, but we needed to take it down to do more work on it. As a workaround we currently make a chart somewhere else and include it in the Sway as a screenshot. We know it’s not ideal but we’re working on it. :)

  15. Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

    Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

    114 votes
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  16. Ability to Size the Header Image within the Layouts

    In most images in Sway you have the option to "showcase" or change the size of the image in general but in the Header Image you cannot. It takes up more space than I want in some cases and I'd like to be able to size it also. Changing the layout does not solve my issue.

    38 votes
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  17. To be able to link within a Sway.

    The ability to link within a Sway. So for example you could create a page with links to spots within the Sway, like either a table of contents. This will allow more flexibility for navigating through a Sway. Besides ease of navigation to go to a particular spot, this will also allow reinforcing conceptual schemata if that is relevant to the topic being presented.

    91 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for this suggestion! Yes, there are definitely topics that could use a navigation that is custom to that subject matter. If you have any more information about scenarios that you’d use this for, please post some comments with more information.

    It’s helpful for us to know how this would be used. For example, do people want a hamburger menu with custom navigation that includes stuff like (Contact Us, Donate Now)? Or do you want to be able to have references within your text that allow you to jump to another section?

    Thanks again.

  18. change font colors

    Our school has adopted the use of Sway on a large scale. One issue, however, that we have is that the ability to change font color and size is very limited. As a teacher we would like to make one word a different color than the sentence, for example, so that we could highlight that word, such as a vocabulary term. Thanks for your consideration.

    91 votes
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  19. I would like sway to be embed into email for marketing use. This programme has so much it could offer.

    A way to embed or copy the HTML of the sway so I can use it for marketing newsletters. even copying the HTML for use with Dotmailer etc would be amazing.

    63 votes
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  20. Audio to auto play.

    when I start scrolling in sway, I want audio file to automatic play as I scroll.

    68 votes
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