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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: 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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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • to have Google Web Fonts or Adobe TypeKit font support in Sway.

      I'd like to be able to customize the fonts in Sway using free Google Web Fonts, or tie in my Adobe TypeKit subscription to Sway to use for presentations.

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Internal Link

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

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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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              • 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!

                  3 votes
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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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                      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  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.

                      20 votes
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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • Analytics

                          The lack of analytics is frustrating. I'm using Sway as a hybrid blog/website tool for our department, and want to get more than just page view stats. I'd love to link it up to Google Analytics or a similiar Microsoft product.

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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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                            • Request: Analytics functionality reinstated

                              Hi -- I've contacted @office on Twitter and they've pointed me here. I want to know why the analytics functionality was removed. I was using it to monitor effectiveness and it was removed some time after 16:00 GMT Monday 27/11. It was listed just after the row of Edited, View, Deleted and included: avg time spent reading; number of glances; reading; and reading intently; percentage of clickers who actually read it. Also the data rowed above the last one published so you can compare and contrast. I used this functionality to gauge effectiveness and improve our content. When will you…

                              6 votes
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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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                                • 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.

                                  23 votes
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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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                                        • text align

                                          Teachers are asking me how to align text justified in Sway. It would look academically more correct.

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