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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  1. integrate a local anchor

    Add an local anchor to swap somes pages who we don't want to read. for exemple like in the office word's summary. Click on the link and it bring you to the page that you want

    34 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ambient audio/background music

      I think sway would've been much better if it had a background audio feature

      424 votes
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        23 comments  ·  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 background music. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

      • Custom font (for company branding)

        For my business, a designer has chosen a certain font for my titles and another one for text. I use these fonts in all my communcation and media. So I would like to be able to add those fonts in Sway too, in that way my business style is repeated there as well, and recognizable.

        442 votes
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          34 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

          Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

          81 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Spellcheck

            It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

            86 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Deploy company templates

              We'd like to be able to have a custom Sway template available for our Office 365 users to use to make Sway presentations.

              88 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                142 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Get the ability to comment a Sway using Yammer

                  We are able to "share" a sway by clicking on a Yammer button, then it will launched a dialog box allowing us to post the Sway Link to a yammer conversation.

                  Is is possible to get some evolution on Sway to be able to Comment a Sway using Yammer (as example, by making the same thing as we have in Office Video : allowing user to comment a Video within a Yammer Conversation) like screenshot in attachment

                  32 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Vanity URLs/be able to mask the sway url with my own domain name

                    Sway can be used as a simple website builder... but it is missing one key feature: the ability to mask the url and use your own domain name. I get that you want to promote sway, and that will happen by letting people make great websites. I'd be willing to accept a sway watermark somewhere, if that would help you get your needs met.

                    1,061 votes
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                      62 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • the option for a QR code next to the link when sharing.

                      Like in Forms, create a QR code for sharing the Sway easier.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "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.

                        210 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Speaker notes

                          Add speaker notes box.

                          Speaker notes should be able to be viewed in separate window (or synched on a separate device would be 100x better!!). I need all the help I can when I present.

                          103 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use Flow to create a daily Sway

                            Leverage the new Flow app to auto generate a daily Sway. I'm thinking of a Feedof5 where I curate content from my top 5 influencers, newly published content.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Insert a live twitter hashtag or feed

                              I would like to be able to insert a twitter field, which I can set to a specific #hashtag, which would then show the e.g. newest 1-3 tweets.

                              65 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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 &…

                                79 votes
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                                • Linking within my Sway

                                  I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

                                  1,520 votes
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                                    79 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sway to be stored in O365

                                    If an employee creates a new Sway from Office 365, the default location should be in a location that is manageable by the O365 Admins. Sway content needs to be treated just like any other business content.

                                    34 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • automatically display picture captions next to picture

                                      Captions pictures should display automatically next to the picture. Do not require viewer to click the picture to see the related caption.

                                      33 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Almost all picture captions are displayed next to the picture (or on the picture). There are some exceptions (for example, when the picture takes the whole screen, users will have to scroll slightly. Or if the picture is part of something interactive, there’s a button to reveal the caption). Are you concerned about the image location not being shown unless the user clicks the image (the link of the site where the picture was obtained)? Let us know in the comments!

                                      • More formatting and layout options

                                        Would be nice to see some "traditional" layout tools such as tables or text justification options to further help swayers(?) design. Thanks!

                                        Additionally, it would be really awesome if we could edit the text blocks differently. Like have one be one font size, whereas another is a different color.

                                        Italic, Colors, Fonts, Size, Forms etc.
                                        Paste images from other websites (without putting them on OneDrive\Documents\Sway)
                                        Copy/Paste without the security message
                                        Resizeable pictures
                                        Drag and drop the structure in the preview
                                        An interactive summary

                                        742 votes
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                                          28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tableau embeds??

                                          I can't wait until you add Tableau Public as an embeddable function in Sway. I'm a news producer in New Orleans and I have begun using Sway for interactive news graphics. I also use Tableau for a wide range of graphics... so the sooner I can directly embed a Tableau dashboard in a Sway, the better. :)

                                          36 votes
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