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. Save Sways to OneDrive

    Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

    This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

    If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

    531 votes
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      54 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

      Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

    • Add Yammer Feed to Sway

      Add the ability to insert Yammer conversations from Corporate Network to Sway

      93 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 508 votes
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          Gathering Feedback  ·  56 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.

          672 votes
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            30 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Search 'my' Flickr photos

            It's great that I can search Flickr for images, however unless I've tagged my images as CC I can't find them. If I could log in to Flickr and have my images and albums right there in the images pane then I could get my images straight into my sways without having to download them and then re-upload them.

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

              If you’re signed in using your personal Microsoft account (and not an organization Office 365 account), you should see a button that says “Connect to view your Flikr content.” By connecting this account, you’ll be able to see your images.

            • Insert objects like tables or figures

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

              207 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

              • 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.

                58 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 →
                  • 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.

                    251 votes
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                      32 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 12 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Replace image command

                        When adding images to cards it would be nice to have a replace image command. That way when you want to try a different image in your sway design, you don't have to always delete the image and then start a new card and add new media

                        73 votes
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                          12 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the suggestion! For the time being, we kind of have this feature for header and title cards. Just drag a new image over the card and it will pop the old picture out into a separate image card and add the new image to the header/title. We’ll continue gathering feedback to see if we should expand this capability like you suggest. :)

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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.

                          145 votes
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                            24 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. :)

                          • Split option in Text Cards (For easier importing)

                            When I import word docs it turns my nice bulleted outline into one giant text card. having a split function for text would be amazing. Using it is simple. Highlight the text you want to make separate. then click split. Sway separates the text into it's own card while retaining formatting. allowing you to move and format sway imports faster and more efficiently.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Collapsible Sections

                              It'd great if the content contained under a header was collapsible. So you click the header to expand out or collapse the content. People wanting to present a lot of information could really cut back on the raw size of their sway with this.

                              80 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Multilanguage support within the Sway itself

                                Sometimes I´d like to share ideas with people around the globe (especially in my professional life). So it would be great to have the chance to add textboxes in different languages and a toogle-switch within my sway.

                                71 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support for images with transparent backgrounds

                                  Support for formats like png.32 that would allow us the option to create images and composite or overlay them into cards, and still retain the style background vs. only having bordered images

                                  23 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 76 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Version Control

                                      Add automatic version control which would allow you to jump back to a previous version. Ideally if you add coauthoring it would then allow you to see who changed what.

                                      26 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

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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. :)

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