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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. Name a Sway without title showing

    I love Sway and create dozens of them. I often duplicate them to share samples with clients, and end up with lots of versions of similar sways. There is no way to name each Sway in a way i can easily identify it without opening it and looking through it. Any name i give it shows in the actual Sway headline, which i don't want.

    In other words, not everyone wants the name of the sway to also be a headline. Sometimes use a custom image and embed a title into that image rather than letting Sway set the type.…

    57 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a new font to Sway

      I would like to suggest "Segoe Pro" as a font in Sway in order to be in line with Microsoft's brand guidelines. In this way a Microsoft employee with an exchange account xx@microsoft.com has access to it, when working in sway and using it for internal and external use.

      45 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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!

        • The ability to create corporate-branded templates

          My organisation (global top 500) wants to start using Sway to share reports and ideas internally. However, all of our communications needs to conform with our corporate branding i.e. specific colour schemes and fonts. We want to be able to create a Corporate template to make available to our employees like we do with PowerPoint templates. If we can't do this, we can't use Sway, which is a huge shame.

          232 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi, thanks for the feedback! We have been working on this, and you can now create templates that use your corporate-brand’s colors if you have a Office 365 account.

            Please do the following:
            1. Create a Sway
            2. In the Design pane, click the “Customize” button
            3. You can add your brand’s custom color using a HEX or RGB value.
            4. Select a style that uses your brand’s custom color.
            5. Go to the “…” menu in the upper right.
            6. Click “Save as Template” to create your template.

            There are other aspects of corporate-branding besides color. Please continue to provide suggestions and comments to help us prioritize your scenarios. Thank you!

          • More flexibilty

            Sway is a great product but it is VERY restricted.
            We need the ability to add background colour, resize images or text and move items around freely. If you add these features, Sway will be without a doubt the best presenting program available.

            19 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one shoul

              I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one should jump them to that location in Sway.

              43 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 25 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change menu back

                    The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for Google My Maps

                          Can you please add support for Google's My Maps embedding.
                          You support normal Google Maps, but I have created my own maps, and I want to present them with Sway.

                          20 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Audience interaction

                            Hello, It would be great to have audience interaction when swaying a presentation. Currently, to have this facility I am embedding chat rooms, poll apps, etc. However, it would be sleeker if these were part of the sway app.

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

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Power Bi Embedded Capabilities

                                  Power Bi's service capabilities have changed in a way which will make Sway's existing workflow for embedding dashboards unusable. This is very unfortunate, because Sway provides an excellent venue for quickly and easily sharing dashboards.

                                  It would be excellent if Sway could add functionality to embed a Power Bi dash using the "Embedded" workflow. Bonus points if you can tie in buttons that can link to the API functionality.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • background music feature to be added to my sway

                                    background music feature to be added to my sway

                                    58 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, we do have an audio card (so you can add a file, or record something to add to your Sway).

                                      Any more information you have is appreciated on how you’d like this scenario to work (ie – does it come from spotify/youtube/a file? should it play the entire time, or just for certain sections? what types of documents would you use this on?)!

                                      Thanks again!

                                    • All Microsoft Word Fonts available in Sway

                                      All Word Fonts available in Sway.
                                      This would allow greater flexibility for users to personalise their Sways.
                                      It's particularly useful for business users who must adhere to brand/design guidelines.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sway needs more Featrues !

                                        Hello,

                                        Sway needs minimum of following features soon:-
                                        a. Own URL Creating facility
                                        b. Classify/Organizing way into Folders
                                        c. Viewers descriptions with location, time etc.
                                        d. At least one E-Commerce Template
                                        e. Organizing all sway and Publish it into Single web like WordPress.

                                        Hope Sway team have pay attention towards this.
                                        Thank You

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                                          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • where did the "preview" ?

                                          the old interface with the "preview" was much better !

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