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Welcome to Sway’s Suggestion Box!

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 regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. We will read all suggestions and respond to every suggestion that gets at least 20 votes. We may also merge and rename suggestions for clarity.

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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…

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      Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • organizing sways

      I use sways to make newsletters for parents, staff meettings, resources for parents, special events for our childcare center. We have created quite a few sways in the past few months and it has become a little hard to organize and keep track of them. I would love to be able to put them in folders to keep them organized. I also have 4 other Directors at our center. We would love to be able to have the permission to be able to edit each others sway without being the initial owner. I would love to speak to someone in…

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        • issuu.com

          Embed publications from issuu.com

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          • Add audio narration to sway and create a video

            I would like to add narration to the sway presentation and create a video that would be similar to a live presentation.

            15 votes
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            • to extend the size

              It would be useful to have the ability to extend the size of Sway, with the limit of 1000 paragraphs being increased, to enable documents with more content to be created.

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              • Background music

                Add background music that plays automatically on a Sway and you can tell it which sections of the Swat it is applicable to

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                • Analytics

                  The lack of analytics is frustrating. I'm using Sway as a hybrid blog/website tool for our department, and want to get more than just page view stats. I'd love to link it up to Google Analytics or a similiar Microsoft product.

                  8 votes
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                  • Sway to build entire websites

                    I just think it would be an awesome one stop shop. Newsletters, prints, webpages, and it's all so easily connected to our email and PC.

                    21 votes
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                    • Add tel function for dialing and call to action purposes

                      I noticed the tel function is not currently supported. I am going to look for a workaround concept, probably a link back to the site, but this might be nice to add in the near future.

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                          • see who viewed my sway

                            How come I can see the number of views on my sway but I can't see who the viewers are?

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                            • string multiple sways together

                              I would like to have 3 or four sways playing continously on a screen in the canteen at work.

                              Similar to how it might be at a fast food restaurant where there is usually monthly ads or ads at lunch time that run about specials.

                              The Idea is that you could string sways of different stylings together. Newsletter, ad/marketting campaign and Emergency Information are all different formats.

                              I personally feel Sway is perfect for these dynamic notice boards that is the norm in most companies today.

                              4 votes
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                              • Enable Aliasing of Sway

                                I am an FTE -- Love Sway. I think it would be good to have the ability to create a unique alias for Sways that correlates to the URL that is create automatically when you create a Sway. Let's say I create a new Sway and wanted to use a URL that I can remember, it would be cool if I can have a feature that would allow me to pair my unique name (something readable) with the auto generated URL.

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                                • 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.

                                  53 votes
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                                  • Card Sorter for Sway

                                    Sway has some features that make the end product very engaging for the intended audience. However, because your scrollbar shrinks as your Sway grows, it's difficult to rearrange cards. I would like to see a feature similar to the Slide Sorter in PowerPoint that would make it simpler and quicker to sort or rearrange slides.

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                                    • add video comments to a Sway

                                      I work with deaf students and need the ability to add video comments (in sign language) to provide feedback to their online work (including Word etc). Is this ever going to be a possibility like it is in Google Docs by using Kaizena add-on??

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                                      • E-Commerce Features Sway Strongly Needed !

                                        Sway Team should be at least simple E-commerce/Online Shopping features sway so that we can create simple online classified/shop on sway.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Add Bot Functionality to Sway

                                          Add the functionality to have a bot.

                                          The nice thing about Sway isn't presenting in real time, but giving users a rich experience they can view on their own. Imagine having the capability to supplement your content with a bot for questions!

                                          This should be extremely easy to do by adding the Azure Bot Framework as an embed. The functionality is already there!

                                          7 votes
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