Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

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 will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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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.…

    140 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I would like to be able to embed an Outlook calendar. We are a Microsoft district! We have had many staff request this.

      We are a Microsoft district so we would like to embed our Outlook calendars. We use Sway as a parent newsletter and the calendar would be extremely helpful. We do not want to ask staff to create a personal gmail account to do this work.

      19 votes
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      • View history - going back further

        It would be helpful if the 'Viewed' tab went back further than just the last 12 Sways read.

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          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • scroll videos, audios and embeds over images

          I know you can make text scroll over an image but it would be nice if we could make videos, audios and embeds scroll over an image as well.

          14 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            50 votes
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              Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Autoplay in Sway

                Autoplay in Sway embed cards!

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Control the background picture of each element and a custom layout builder

                  I would like to be able to create my own templates and add animation in a drag and drop way. The designs right now are far too restrictive, I don't feel like I can use this in a professional capacity without some more choices

                  4 votes
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                  • Panopto video to be able to embed

                    We use Panopto at our post-secondary institution - a lecture-capture solution that has amazing Universal Design for Learning tools (closed captioning, chapters, etc.) that we use to support student needs and teaching resources. Sway would be a wonderful place for us to design student resources (and have students demonstrate their own learning) if they could embed Panopto into a Sway.

                    What would it take for this to happen?

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                      116 votes
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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let me choose the image to go with my SWAY.

                        Sway is excellent but sometimes the core image it pulls to create the visual link is cut off and doesn't look right. (see attached). Can you let me create my own image to attach to a SWAY so it can be correctly formatted? Alternatively, can you auto format the image so it shows the whole one vs truncates??

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Archiving in Sway

                          I want Sway to work like an actual blog and archive old stuff, which I can access from my current Sway at any point. Is that possible?

                          4 votes
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                          • to be able to incorporate tables, more options to format font and style, etc.

                            If this is supposed to be an interactive document, being able to add a table would be nice. Basically, anything from Word 1997 would be amazing.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Undo

                              I think you should add an undo button so then when you want to undo a text you can just undo it by pressing the undo button.

                              7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Combine image display options

                                Have the ability to combine image display options. I would like to have comparison images in a slide show or maybe in a grid. Currently you pick either or and you can't combine the options.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let me text pictures to a Sway via SMS/MMS

                                  My wife and I take a lot of pictures on our phone and are dying for a friction-free way to save the highlights with captions for the memories. The best we've got so far is a private FB group, but I love the format of a Sway and would prefer that. But the friction of adding pictures to a Sway is too high.

                                  The best I've thought of is for Msft to get a phone number that I as a user can text with pictures and optionally a caption. I would register my phone number to my account, and it…

                                  16 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    119 votes
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                                    • Colour choice for links

                                      Give a colour choice when displaying links to sites and other media platforms. I see when i click on a link it comes up blue , but never stays that way. It would look amazing if they could be a different colour as i always use a black background and electric blue or any other colour REALLY stands out. !!

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                                      • Allow embedded from mindmeiser

                                        I creat a mindmap from mindmesiter but i can't Embedded it on my sway.
                                        I need it

                                        3 votes
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                                        • to include quiz features

                                          I see this as a potentially engaging instructional tool. The ability to create multiple-choice or other similar objective quizzes that students could answer, and then receive immediate feedback, would be a tremendous asset to learning. Such a quiz could be dropped in the middle of a "sway" presentation, creating a moment of self-assessment or reflection before moving on to new material. I hope you consider this!

                                          16 votes
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