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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• 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.
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  1. Group ownership & management of Sways

    It appears that even in on the O365 platform, Sway is entirely tied to individual user accounts, with Sways stored strictly in individuals' OneDrive for Business space? What if a group of people want to collaboratively build sways and a team (or the entire company) needs to take ownership of Sways in order to manage them as a corporate information resource? Is that even possible? If not, I see that as a major barrier to adoption as a business communication & collaboration tool, which is too bad, because I think it has good potential as a container for documentation &…

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      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Android Sway App

      View a Sway via an Android app.

      The world has 2 billion Android users and many may be like me: I'd love to show my Sways offline. I would be keen to use Sway for my speaker presentations straight from my phone.

      677 votes
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        30 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More embed options

        I love how you can now add embedded content to a Sway. However, I would also like to add content from more services.

        61 votes
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          28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Timeline Layout

          I want to be able to add a layout to my Sway that allows me to create Dates and Text/Media then scroll through it like a timeline.

          303 votes
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            Considering  ·  6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            149 votes
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              22 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. :)

            • 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

              164 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sway Stats tagging and comments

                Hi
                I'd like to see how many people have viewed my sways? Are there any future features that will show stats about each sway created?
                How about comments. Would like the ability for viewers to leave comments on anything they see?
                Lastly the ability to hash-tag images so I could possibly create sways from tagged items alone?

                19 votes
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                • To be able to create a presentation for my software that is not linear to demonstrate my company's product

                  The company I work for has software that is multi-tiered and the graphical nature of Sway is marvelous. I have a vision that could put together a marvelous presentation that could take an interactive tour of my software with levels that are as independent as my software. Sway I see now is linear but I see a 'coming soon' feature that possibly shows something different. The tiers of my software would be great to preview on Sway where I could go up and down as I presented so I can go DEEPER into my product.

                  20 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Great suggestion! We definitely have some exciting plans for nonlinear Sways that you can see a teaser of in our “Coming Soon” section when choosing a Structure (or with some of the Sways We Love: https://sway.com/wood_burning, https://sway.com/red_panda, https://sway.com/state_flags). We want to make these more sophisticated before we let our users start authoring in them though, which is why they aren’t currently available. Thanks for the scenario suggestion! It helps us prioritize our work in what we will deliver soon. :)

                  • Remove Authors

                    When someone does not want to be an author or the creator of the sway does not want someone to continue being an author, there should be an option to remove that person.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Print to sway from Office / insert document

                      When inserting a document for example from word it breaks it up into different cards. It would be good to print directly to the sway or give the option to insert whole document and not break it up.

                      25 votes
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                      • Faster way to move in preview mode

                        Remove animations from preview mode. It takes too long time to move in your presentation if you have long animations and lots of images. Or if you just press a key on your keyboard (ctrl for example) it would remove the animations and enable you scroll faster. Also in play mode, you should be able to move backwards without animations.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • HTML

                          I would like to make my sway as Langding page
                          There for I need to embed HTML

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sort or filter content in OneDrive

                            Having > 1000 pictures in one onedrive folder, it's kinda impossible to find the ones I want to embed into a sway. So please add options as they are available in onedrive (list/thumbnails) and allow sorting by name, size, date (ascending & descending) and as in onedrive, allow storing the sort type. And maybe even add a filter for date, to limit display to a specific period.

                            34 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              You can now use the search bar to search the metadata of your OneDrive content to help find what you need! We’ll keep this idea open though to track actually creating filters like you describe. Thanks for the feedback!

                            • YouTube thumbnails

                              More of a question than an idea. When we insert a YouTube video, the thumbnail looks blurry. Is Sway grabbing the custom thumbnail presented by YouTube, or finding a random frame to use in the video as the thumbnail?

                              12 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows Phone Reader view of a Sway (to enlarge text)

                                Sways currently appear with "squint print" on Windows phones such as my Lumia Icon. A "Reader" view of Sways would help people who have a hard time dealing with tiny fonts.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improved Cut, Copy, and Paste

                                  Need robust paste from most common apps, e.g. when I paste from Office apps, I loose all formatting.

                                  47 votes
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                                    Considering  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Edit Sway directly from canvas (viewing pane)

                                    I would love to be able to view and adjust my Sway in real time from the viewing page. Adjusting my Sway from the Storyline and then needing to click to the right to view changes seems like a time-killer, especially for those trying to personalize their pages to their liking.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Integration of Wikipedia (Commons)

                                      Add Wikipedia and its sister projects (especially Commons for images and videos) as a media resource.

                                      Moreover, this idea would go well together with support for an 'attribution page': http://sway.uservoice.com/forums/264674-sway-suggestion-box/suggestions/6543894-attribution-page-at-end-of-the-sway

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We now pull Wikipedia articles into our suggested content in the Insert pane. Thanks for the feedback you’ve provided, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us do here by leaving a comment. :)

                                      • 500px in Add Content pane

                                        It will be great if you could integrate services like 500px.com and Flickr.om it is a great oppt to get all the photographers to create on Sway

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