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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. 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?

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The ability to embed links to images

      I'd like to be able to embed a hyperlink to images in my Sways.

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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.

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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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          • tracking viewers

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

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            • Ability to Customize Heading Text and Position on Page

              The remix feature is nice but I would like to choose the color for emphasis/general text and also placement on page. It may differ for each page and one size/format style does not work on all pages. The ability for more customization of text would be much appreciated.

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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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                • Notification

                  Hi,
                  There should be an option in Sway for sending a notification to all the invited members whenever there is a edits/updates made in text, so that every time the admin does not have to send an email or inform the invitees about the updates done.

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                  • Embed Bookings into a Sway

                    Please allow Bookings pages to be embedded into Sway.

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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Intrusive software update UX

                      When editing a Sway, a notification often appears that the Sway software has been updated and that it is necessary to refresh the browser. This is intrusive because it's impossible to proceed without refreshing, but refreshing takes me to the first card in the Sway and sometimes loses a few seconds' worth of work. The nuisance factor is building up as it happens so frequently. I don't encounter this problem with other major webapps, and it would significantly improve the UX for me if this distraction could be fixed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • to be able to add music.

                        You already have creative commons images, why not add music? It would add a lot to a presentation.

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                          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Classify and organize My Sways

                          When writing many Sways a better classification or organization of your Sways would be interesting. Tags or categories or folder like feature on "My Sways" page would be very helpful.

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                          • doesn't support documents larger than 20 MB?? when will this be changed?

                            Sway doesn't support documents larger than 20 MB,,, will this ever get increased??

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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!

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:36 AM My Life is in Danger!!! Please Call The FBI in Washington Regarding this matter on my Behalf !! 911 SOS !! Tha

                                      Sunday, May 14, 2017
                                      11:36 AM

                                      My Life is in Danger!!! Please Call The FBI in Washington Regarding this matter on my Behalf !! 911 SOS !! Thank YOU and GOD BLESS
                                      "It is my obligation to make sure that this will never happen again," she said. "No, this will not go away. People need to know the truth and help fix this epidemic in our society by spreading awareness and speaking up."

                                      From <https://www.yahoo.com/news/mom-ohio-boy-killed-himself-180347463.html>

                                      Tuesday, May 16, 2017
                                      12:12 AM

                                      “This is Cyberstalking at its ugliest,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler. “This type of dangerous, vindictive behavior…

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                                      • sharing

                                        When sharing is it possible for the person you are sharing with to get an email with the link automatically rather than having to go and send them the link.

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                                        • Display caption ON images when hovered over with mouse.

                                          I am referring to caption on images when they are grouped.
                                          Depending on the Group type, the captions either appear as one line (not fully) at the bottom in Gallery, or does not appear at all (unless clicked at the little icon) on the image in Slideshow.

                                          I like that the captions are located ON the images, making my Sway looks less clustered. But it would be great to have them display automatically when hovered so viewers would not miss the additional information that we would like to convey.

                                          *I am using Sway to develop personal resume, hence the request…

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