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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. tracking viewers

    knowing who read the Sway identifying the email.
    who clicked, when and on what news.

    93 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi, You already have the ability to see the number of people who have viewed a given Sway. Just look at the number in the corner of the Sway, when you are on the sway.com/my page. If you’ve voted on this for other reasons, please comment about the functionality that you’re looking for. Thanks!

    • Host sways in O365 SharePoint

      Instead of sharing on sway or as a pdf i want to share my sways on Office365 SharePoint where all my other content already resides. I also want to embed videos and other content in my sway that exists on SharePoint. I would expect a sway to be just another App that I can add to a site, just like a document Library or custom list. and for which the permissions are set in SharePoint.

      11 votes
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      • IFTTT Support for Sway

        IFTTT Support for Sway would be amazing! For example you could integrate the controll of your Sways with your phone or you could trigger actions like "go to the next page", "open a sway" and "close your sway" if something specific happens.

        12 votes
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        • Allow URL Forwarding or Masking

          I've just discovered Sway and love it! What a game-changer for writers, bloggers & content managers! Kudos to the team.

          What is not visually appealing is the sway.com/xxxx URLs that are automatically created as unique. While this tactic might work well for media platforms like YouTube, here I feel it's a miss. It looks like you are working on this for the future, yet in the meantime perhaps there is a suggestion that would help alleviate this issue.

          I tried setting up a masked URL forwarding via one of my domains. I set up a subdomain and then created a…

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          • The layout of an exported Sway should be the same as the Sway it was exported from.

            I tried Sway a while ago, but the lack of offline viewing options rendered it useless.
            When I saw that an Export feature had been added, I gave it another go.
            Foolishly, I created a new Sway, rather than trying to export an existing one.
            What a waste of time. Having spent time formatting my Sway to look how I wanted it, I exported it to PDF, but when I viewed the PDF, the layout had changed, so it didn't resemble my Sway.

            10 votes
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            • 3D

              As Microsoft is adding 3D viewing in more and more environment:
              Mixed reality Viewer in Windows10, Remix3D in the Web, 3D viewer in OneDrive/Sharepoint, EMbed 3D in Office Document, I was wondering when it will appear in Sway.
              Support for glb/gltf is mandatory as well as fbx, obj and stl

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              • Print Power BI uploaded to Sway

                Sway does not allow to print uploaded power BI.

                Instead it prints the link used to upload it.

                I think this feature would add a lot of value to an already strong tool.

                3 votes
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                • Ability to create external links to specific Sway section

                  I would like to be able to create external links that bring a visitor to a Sway directly to a section, rather than just to the top of the Sway.

                  This way, if we update the Sway, we can send a link just to the new section. Or, if there is a specific section we want to highlight for one group, we can send them directly there.

                  4 votes
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                  • Interaction tracking - visitor clicks on links within the Sway, as well as views & shares

                    I use Sway for a monthly newsletter and have "Read More" and "Sign Up" links. A lot of those take us to secure company sites with no tracking, but I'd like to have click tracking from within the Sway, to see how many users clicked to read a whole article, or to sign up for something in our LMS.

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                    • Sharing / privacy settings are constantly resetting, inconsistently applied, and generally aggravating. Please fix this.

                      Sharing / privacy settings are constantly resetting, inconsistently applied, and generally aggravating. Please fix this.

                      I can't tell you how many times I've RE-APPLIED settings concerning duplication, sharing, and so on, only to find them DESELECTED at some later date. I don't know what's up with this, but please completely overhaul these settings, put them in a central spot in the UI, and show their state of activation in the thumbnail view.

                      Please fix this.

                      7 votes
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                      • locked down kiosk mode

                        We have a client who would like to use sway with a public facing large (65") touchscreen. They want visitors to be able to interact with the content, particularly images and forms but not be able to change the Sway or break out of the Sway. -Similar to the Kiosk mode in PowerPoint. They like the idea that they can update the content remotely as required.

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                        • Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                          Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                          87 votes
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                          • Change the autoplay time for each individual card rather than one time for all cards text can take longer than titles.

                            Having one time for autoplay for all cards makes reading the title for 20 seconds boring for our users but then reading large text for 20 seconds makes it difficult. Being able to set the time for a title to 5 seconds but a text card for 30 would be advantageous.

                            21 votes
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                            • SEARCH sway

                              We'll have a lot of Sway so we need search 1 of them but at this time, I haven't seen any search bar at home page.

                              Can we create a search bar at home page?

                              6 votes
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                              • to be able to embed Sway in an email

                                to be able to embed a Sway into an email for distribution via MailChimp or Dotmailer. Even just regular email through Outlook would be better than nothing. I love the tool but nobody clicks on links in emails and I need to maintain my readership!

                                11 votes
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                                • to be able to purge the view count periodically, or be able to break down views into, for example, views this week.

                                  So if I update something I can see how many people have viewed it since I've updated it, without having to actually write down the number and do maths each time! I know I could duplicate the Sway, but unless I can file them (administratively, for me) it will just clutter up my view unnecessarily.

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                                  • Allow viewers to identify the owner of a Sway

                                    When a Sway view link is shared we need the ability for viewers to identify the owner of the Sway. This is especially important since sways can be duplicated and re-shared. It is also important to ensure that if we find an out of date Sway that is made broadly available to our company we can identify the owner for updates.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • view history

                                      If there was a list of the viewed sways (other people's), it'd be helpful.

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                                      • to change the playback speed.

                                        Most modern video players allow you to change the playback speed faster or slower depending on your needs. (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x). If you want to "speed read" a Sway, you set playback to 2x. If you want to notice every detail, you set playback to 0.5x.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • clickable social media icons

                                          I would like to add small social media icons that are clickable, instead of adding text, add pictures & icons that can be connected to a link. Also I would like to adjust the spacing between topics, or add a side panel with information, icons, or whatever marketing content is needed.

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