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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. Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

    Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

    1,319 votes
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      58 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sway to have compatibility with USB presentation devices or have a Bluetooth phone app similar to Office Remote

      I'd like to Sway to be compatible with USB presentation devices or maybe a Bluetooth phone app like Office Remote so that I can present Sways without having to stand behind a computer or look down at my tablet to move the Sway along. This would improve my presentations because I'd be able to move around during my presentations, engaging with more of my audience.

      352 votes
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        10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Having company branding / logo for a presentation

        It's a little hard to use it in a business context, since there doesn't appear to be any easy way to add a logo or watermark to the slides.

        It would also make sense to be able to import design guidelines into Sway in some way so that it can pick colors / themes that are coherent with a company's official design guidelines.

        Being able to create template sways would also help with reusing Sways in the office.

        The theme for this request is just: Using Sway at the Office, instead of PowerPoint.

        249 votes
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          17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the suggestion! Are you able to get your company colors using the color inspiration and color palette picker in Design → Customize? (You can use a picture of your company’s logo to inspire some palettes.) Hopefully this can help in the short-term while we work on enabling a more robust solution for you in the future! We appreciate your feedback. :)

        • Linkable pictures

          I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

          99 votes
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            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Speaker notes

            Add speaker notes box.

            Speaker notes should be able to be viewed in separate window (or synched on a separate device would be 100x better!!). I need all the help I can when I present.

            58 votes
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              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sway for Enterprise Sales ( B2B ) Scenarios ( Pre-Built Clean / Metro Templates )

              Sway for Enterprise Sales Usage:

              Would love to have pre-built professional looking SWAY templates that would be clean/metro, low effects/animation, and automatically do things that would brand the presentation as BY a company or FOR a company:

              -Drag and drop company or client logo and SWAY will automatically drop in corners to brand the current section.

              -Static side-bar: lists sections of the SWAY to quickly hop forward/backward or to a particular section (or update!)

              -Static sidebar customization support: Would be great to have sales rep name, picture and contact info planted at bottom of sidebar, along with links to their…

              36 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • !utomatic citation of Creative Commons images included when inserted in a Sway

                Adding Creative Commons images by themselves is not enough. It is not good netiquette to simply use images without citation. The CC license on lots of these images REQUIRE citation. Let's set a good example for students and others by having Sway include a citation source link when inserting a CC image from Bing or Flickr.

                32 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Different Text Size

                  You should be able to change your text size so you can fit everything on a single page.

                  30 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mac App

                    a app for sway that is supported across many platform's

                    30 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Draw Shapes

                      I'd like to be able to draw shapes (boxes, circles, freeform, etc.) and be able to modify the properties of the shape (line color and type/weight, fill, transparency), just like in PPT.

                      30 votes
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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Insert a live twitter hashtag or feed

                        I would like to be able to insert a twitter field, which I can set to a specific #hashtag, which would then show the e.g. newest 1-3 tweets.

                        26 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • automatically display picture captions next to picture

                          Captions pictures should display automatically next to the picture. Do not require viewer to click the picture to see the related caption.

                          23 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Almost all picture captions are displayed next to the picture (or on the picture). There are some exceptions (for example, when the picture takes the whole screen, users will have to scroll slightly. Or if the picture is part of something interactive, there’s a button to reveal the caption). Are you concerned about the image location not being shown unless the user clicks the image (the link of the site where the picture was obtained)? Let us know in the comments!

                          • Sway to be stored in O365

                            If an employee creates a new Sway from Office 365, the default location should be in a location that is manageable by the O365 Admins. Sway content needs to be treated just like any other business content.

                            23 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Button for 'see all' sways

                              Congratulation for sway. Our main Problem is the search function and thats my question: how can I search in all sway-files/documents, and not only in the one which are showed on the front side. Or is there a buttom for 'see all' files?

                              22 votes
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                              • touch screen features

                                Leveraging a surface, and would love to see some added options for the Surface pen. When viewing a sway, being able to swipe with my finger to move along would be great.

                                20 votes
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                                • embed powerpoint from office 365

                                  Right now I cannot use the embed code from a PowerPoint on Office 365 and embed it into Sway. I'm being told that code is not supported. Please allow us to embed Office 365 powerpoints into an Office 365 Sway! We need the different parts of Office 365 to play nice together!

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Use Sway without a Microsoft account

                                    to use Sway without the obligation of opening a WIndows session with the microsoft account, only local account.

                                    16 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to Reuse uploaded files (e.g. images)

                                      It would be useful to have access to where uploaded files are located for re-use. I may be missing something, but for example, when I upload an image, e.g. a Logo, if I want to add again elsewhere, or even on a different Sway, it appears I have to upload it again.

                                      Is there a specific location where uploaded files are stored that can be accessed? If not, having a dedicated Sway folder in OneDrive would be really useful.

                                      Thanks! [A newbie Sway user]

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Embed Kahoot in a sway.

                                        I use kahoots all the time with my classes. Sway is the natural Hub/ Home for kahoot and my other digital tools

                                        15 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make UI more intuitive

                                          I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!

                                          - How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?

                                          - The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find…

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