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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.

    116 votes
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      5 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!

    • Improve 'Invite' feature

      When sharing a Sway with specific people, email addresses are requested but no notification is sent to those email recipients to let them know that the Sway has been shared. This is contra to how specific sharing from OneDrive/SharePoint works leading our users to believe they have shared Sways when, in fact, the recipient has no knowledge of the fact that they have been granted access. To improve, please generate an email to email addresses specified (like the one that comes from sharing files from OneDrive) CC'd to the owner(s) letting them know that the Sway has been shared. Also,…

      10 votes
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      • 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.

        19 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.

          30 votes
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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.

            17 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…

              18 votes
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              • Password timeframe

                The password function is great but I would like to limit access to a Sway and have the password expired with a user specified timeframe - like 30 days after first access. This will help avoid unwanted sharing a bit also.

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                • Create a photo book from a Sway

                  I created a Sway. I want to print the Sway as a photo book (e.g., shutterfly photobook).

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                  • VISUAL LINK

                    How can I choose what image displays in my visual link? When I sent out my first newsletter it displayed the background from my first heading which I liked. Now it is displaying a generic image, and not my first heading image.

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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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                      • Preview a Sway

                        It would be great to share a sway for review purposes as a preview. Allow the recipients to mark-up questions or comments. Then once resolved, publish the sway with a link.

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                        • Share without Link

                          Currently, when you select to share a Sway, the recipient has to open a link for it to show in their Sway "bin".
                          The ask is for any Sways that are shared with edit permission to automatically show up in the other persons Sway page (either directly, or via a "Shared with Me" area, saving the step of having to open a link first.

                          3 votes
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                          • 3D Support

                            As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

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                            • 3D Support

                              As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

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                              • share externally to specific users.

                                In a number of cases, there is a need to share a sway to specific external users to be able to edit, and then also have a secondary link for anyone to be able to view it. Currently You can only have one sharing permission level and you can only share externally via the anyone link.

                                When collaborating with an external company/individual there is a need to allow just those within this specific company to be able to edit the Sway, but then once it is fully edited, for all who have access to edit to be able to generate…

                                3 votes
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                                • Prompt before changing URL when resetting sharing settings

                                  When resetting the sharing settings this changes the SWAY URL, but without promoting the user. An action that will break all external links pointing to the SWAY should have a user confirmation before making the change.

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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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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