Sway

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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Please note that the Sway Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your submission is subject to the UserVoice License Terms.

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  1. tracking viewers

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

    42 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 68 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • to be able to export

        Sways to RTF or .doc files. For content originating in Sway format, a source file for offline editing would be a plus.

        11 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          3 votes
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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

            83 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.

              1 vote
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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.

                18 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!

                  10 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?

                    5 votes
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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.

                      7 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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                            • Download Office Sway album/presentation photos in bulk

                              It would be nice to able to download the album/presentation photos in bulk.

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                              • A fix to the scaling issues between browsers

                                There needs to be a fix for the various scaling issues that Sway seems to have when viewing on different browsers. For instance, when I view my Sway on Chrome it appears as I intended (and I can use the arrow keys to advance the frames) but when my colleague views it on Firefox it is scaled differently (and she cannot use arrow keys to advance the frames). I can't tell if this is an issue with browser or monitor size, but either way, it makes it so I can't be sure my presentation will look the same when I…

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                                • Turn off twitter, facebook sharing

                                  At the bottom of sway there are options to share this via social channels like twitter and FB. I would like the options to turn this on or off.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • More variety in font sizes

                                    In using sway in my classroom, I have had students complain that the font is too small to read when using my projector. Having the ability to have a wider variety of font sizes would be very welcome. Maybe similar to word where I can select 12 pt. font size if I want or 24 pt. font size if needed.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • View all sways shared with me on ipad

                                      I can't access the SWAYs on the IPAD-App throuhg the SWAY-App if the Sway was not created by myself but shared with me.

                                      Any possibility to view a shared with me sway on the IPAD App?

                                      13 votes
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                                        • To be able to inset my sway as an email body, that would be awesome.

                                          I would prefer to send my SWay as the email body, this way it would look inviting, atractive, rather than a plane link telling you to open extra windows.

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