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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. organizing sways

    I use sways to make newsletters for parents, staff meettings, resources for parents, special events for our childcare center. We have created quite a few sways in the past few months and it has become a little hard to organize and keep track of them. I would love to be able to put them in folders to keep them organized. I also have 4 other Directors at our center. We would love to be able to have the permission to be able to edit each others sway without being the initial owner. I would love to speak to someone in…

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    • Add company typefaces/fonts to customize presentations

      Would like the feature to add our company typeface to the the designs, so the presentation is on-brand.

      Currently the presentations look detached because of this.

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      • Sway: Make a copy

        Would like for learners to make a copy of a Sway created by teacher (as a template). Cannot seem to do that without giving learners edit access to the original. Is there a way to have kids copy and duplicate a Sway?

        OR...have the ability to create our own template?

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        • Internal Link

          I'm requesting the ability to link to an existing Sway header.

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            We'd like to be able to see each other's edits on our shared work sways. So could they maybe show up in comments boxes (like with track edits) or even just in different colours or fonts so everyone can see who's added or amended the sway? Thanks

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            • Drag - replace image

              Most of the time, I am designing images and then bring them into SWAY. The current UI is - delete image, add image, click on new image, reformat focus of image - this requires a lot of repetitive clicking.
              Is it possible to simply drag a new image onto of the existing image ( replace image YES / NO) and have the new image inherent all of the previous conditions?

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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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                • Include Heading 2 in Table of Contents

                  To help us navigate non-linearly through our Sways, please include Header 2 items in the Table of Contents as well. Thanks!

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                  • Add tel function for dialing and call to action purposes

                    I noticed the tel function is not currently supported. I am going to look for a workaround concept, probably a link back to the site, but this might be nice to add in the near future.

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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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                        • issuu.com

                          Embed publications from issuu.com

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                          • Export to PowerPoint

                            I think that we should export sway to Microsoft PowerPoint. Because Maybe there are a lot of people who like Microsoft PowerPoint. And we can't add videos from our computer.

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                            • 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,…

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                                • Please update your tutorials

                                  I teach SWAY to high school students. I showed them a tutorial today from your website to find out the canvas looks nothing like that anymore. Please update your tutorials with your new releases.

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                                  • Add Additional Owners (not authors)

                                    I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

                                    This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

                                    Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
                                    1. Save as Template option
                                    2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
                                    3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

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                                    • ability to record audio on mobile phone

                                      It would be great if students could record audio in the Sway app on their mobile phones. Most desktop computers in school labs don't have external microphones so it would be helpful and convenient if audio could be recorded from within the app itself.

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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.

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