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. View history - going back further

    It would be helpful if the 'Viewed' tab went back further than just the last 12 Sways read.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • scroll videos, audios and embeds over images

      I know you can make text scroll over an image but it would be nice if we could make videos, audios and embeds scroll over an image as well.

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        1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Autoplay in Sway

          Autoplay in Sway embed cards!

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          • Control the background picture of each element and a custom layout builder

            I would like to be able to create my own templates and add animation in a drag and drop way. The designs right now are far too restrictive, I don't feel like I can use this in a professional capacity without some more choices

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            • Panopto video to be able to embed

              We use Panopto at our post-secondary institution - a lecture-capture solution that has amazing Universal Design for Learning tools (closed captioning, chapters, etc.) that we use to support student needs and teaching resources. Sway would be a wonderful place for us to design student resources (and have students demonstrate their own learning) if they could embed Panopto into a Sway.

              What would it take for this to happen?

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

                116 votes
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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let me choose the image to go with my SWAY.

                  Sway is excellent but sometimes the core image it pulls to create the visual link is cut off and doesn't look right. (see attached). Can you let me create my own image to attach to a SWAY so it can be correctly formatted? Alternatively, can you auto format the image so it shows the whole one vs truncates??

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Archiving in Sway

                    I want Sway to work like an actual blog and archive old stuff, which I can access from my current Sway at any point. Is that possible?

                    4 votes
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                    • to be able to incorporate tables, more options to format font and style, etc.

                      If this is supposed to be an interactive document, being able to add a table would be nice. Basically, anything from Word 1997 would be amazing.

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Undo

                        I think you should add an undo button so then when you want to undo a text you can just undo it by pressing the undo button.

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                          1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Combine image display options

                          Have the ability to combine image display options. I would like to have comparison images in a slide show or maybe in a grid. Currently you pick either or and you can't combine the options.

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                            0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let me text pictures to a Sway via SMS/MMS

                            My wife and I take a lot of pictures on our phone and are dying for a friction-free way to save the highlights with captions for the memories. The best we've got so far is a private FB group, but I love the format of a Sway and would prefer that. But the friction of adding pictures to a Sway is too high.

                            The best I've thought of is for Msft to get a phone number that I as a user can text with pictures and optionally a caption. I would register my phone number to my account, and it…

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              119 votes
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                                Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Colour choice for links

                                Give a colour choice when displaying links to sites and other media platforms. I see when i click on a link it comes up blue , but never stays that way. It would look amazing if they could be a different colour as i always use a black background and electric blue or any other colour REALLY stands out. !!

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                                • Allow embedded from mindmeiser

                                  I creat a mindmap from mindmesiter but i can't Embedded it on my sway.
                                  I need it

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                                  • to include quiz features

                                    I see this as a potentially engaging instructional tool. The ability to create multiple-choice or other similar objective quizzes that students could answer, and then receive immediate feedback, would be a tremendous asset to learning. Such a quiz could be dropped in the middle of a "sway" presentation, creating a moment of self-assessment or reflection before moving on to new material. I hope you consider this!

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Sway - automated creation from a database

                                      Our business Brisbane Catholic Education is currently looking at creating a completely digital onboarding (new hire or internal transfers) experience. As a part of this process we were envisioning individual schools to have a brief unique video or Sway (default design/style) that provides a basic introduction and background to new employees. Due to currency being a factor when creating digital presentations we were hoping to automate the updating of this Sway based on a database (API).

                                      It would be great if Sway had the ability to create an automated Sway based on data pulled from an API - (series of…

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                                      • Select only Accessible themes

                                        Many government departments are limited to creating accessible documents. It would be nice if our users had an option to select only themes the know meets accessibility requirements based on colour contrasts/text sizes. It would also be nice to have template sets for different organisations.

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                                        • Videos linked to a sway

                                          When you create a link to a website or online content, instead of showing only the phrase that I enter, could it show the website. Usually a video, similar to when I upload a video from my files.

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