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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. 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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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add blogspot

          I have an old blog (blogspot) that I would like to embed into a sway for a historical record of the past. Does not seem to work.

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          • A "fine Print" Setting

            A way to add fine print in a smaller size at the bottom of a Sway. For the purposes of legal information, disclaimers, phone numbers, ect.

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              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3D Support

                As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

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                • 3D Support

                  As Microsoft is making a great effort in supporting 3D (in Win10 with Mixed Reality Viewer) in Office365, even in OnedDrive and Sharepoint it's now possible to view 3D files, it should be interesting to be able to use 3D in Sway. the Glb format is a good one with PBR features.

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                  • Apply required disclosures as a footer on company template Sway

                    Apply required legal/regulatory disclosures in the footer section of a Sway to utilize in the financial sector

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                    • share externally to specific users.

                      In a number of cases, there is a need to share a sway to specific external users to be able to edit, and then also have a secondary link for anyone to be able to view it. Currently You can only have one sharing permission level and you can only share externally via the anyone link.

                      When collaborating with an external company/individual there is a need to allow just those within this specific company to be able to edit the Sway, but then once it is fully edited, for all who have access to edit to be able to generate…

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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • background music feature to be added to my sway

                        background music feature to be added to my sway

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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!

                        • Prompt before changing URL when resetting sharing settings

                          When resetting the sharing settings this changes the SWAY URL, but without promoting the user. An action that will break all external links pointing to the SWAY should have a user confirmation before making the change.

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                          • 2 votes
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                            • Add Columns to Text

                              I would like to be able to edit the text into columns or at least a table so that it is easier to compare text--not pictures (I know there is a way to do it with pictures).

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                              • add backround music to my Sway

                                I need to add backround music to my Sway.

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                                • Restore Multiple Accounts

                                  In past builds we could sign in to personal and business accounts to create our Sways. As a heavy user, I was dismayed when this was over-simplified and I have to completely sign out and re-sign in to switch accounts.

                                  Also, I'm often signed out of my work account automatically by the app.

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

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

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                                    • Ability to Size the Header Image within the Layouts

                                      In most images in Sway you have the option to "showcase" or change the size of the image in general but in the Header Image you cannot. It takes up more space than I want in some cases and I'd like to be able to size it also. Changing the layout does not solve my issue.

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                                      • Have a directory of all Sway documents in my organization

                                        The landing page for Sway today includes the following: Edited, Viewed, Deleted

                                        I would like an additional category called "My Organization" which lists all of the Sway document that have been created.

                                        Having one simple location to see all of the organizations Sway documents provides a way to check adoption/usage and also as a reference point for individuals wishing to create a new Sway.

                                        This 'hub' would also server to promote knowledge sharing and highlight new content.

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                                        • Stack cards should have a no-tilt option

                                          The Stack group should have an option to allow the cards to be seen as perfectly horizontal with an offset to be able to see the cards behind instead of only having the default of having each card tilted to varying degrees. The tilting is a pain if you're trying to provide information on the cards and you can't use a slideshow with text so there's not really much choice.

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