Sway

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. Some Ideas that could be useful

    Sway it is pretty easy to use, and I am not a person too familiar with programming and anything like that, but I have some ideas for you guys,

    1. Put a Social Networks buttons like Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
    2. Put a comment box or feedback to the author
    3. It would be awesome if we had a little bit more fonts.
    4. Also more layouts.

    I would like to congratule you guys I like this app very much and also if something comes to my mind while I work on it I'll be make sure to tell you about…

    19 votes
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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change the autoplay time for each individual card rather than one time for all cards text can take longer than titles.

      Having one time for autoplay for all cards makes reading the title for 20 seconds boring for our users but then reading large text for 20 seconds makes it difficult. Being able to set the time for a title to 5 seconds but a text card for 30 would be advantageous.

      21 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • I would like sway to be embed into email for marketing use. This programme has so much it could offer.

          A way to embed or copy the HTML of the sway so I can use it for marketing newsletters. even copying the HTML for use with Dotmailer etc would be amazing.

          47 votes
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            Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • E-Commerce Features Sway Strongly Needed !

            Sway Team should be at least simple E-commerce/Online Shopping features sway so that we can create simple online classified/shop on sway.

            4 votes
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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.

              8 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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!

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Card Sorter for Sway

                  Sway has some features that make the end product very engaging for the intended audience. However, because your scrollbar shrinks as your Sway grows, it's difficult to rearrange cards. I would like to see a feature similar to the Slide Sorter in PowerPoint that would make it simpler and quicker to sort or rearrange slides.

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                    0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • to be able to purge the view count periodically, or be able to break down views into, for example, views this week.

                    So if I update something I can see how many people have viewed it since I've updated it, without having to actually write down the number and do maths each time! I know I could duplicate the Sway, but unless I can file them (administratively, for me) it will just clutter up my view unnecessarily.

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                      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • start a document from online onedrive for business

                      Allow users to grab files from ONLINE OneDrive for Business when clicking on "Start from a document". Otherwise, students have to download the file from their OD4B then browse for that file to use it to create a Sway. Also helpful when on a shared machine.

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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Depth effect for images in Heading

                        Please add depth effect for images in Heading card when animation is set to off. just like the Fluent Design System.

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                          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add video comments to a Sway

                          I work with deaf students and need the ability to add video comments (in sign language) to provide feedback to their online work (including Word etc). Is this ever going to be a possibility like it is in Google Docs by using Kaizena add-on??

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                            0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • to complain about an incident

                            I just opened my sway and noticed that all of my work was deleted and now I can't go back and I now I have to start over.

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                            • Allow viewers to identify the owner of a Sway

                              When a Sway view link is shared we need the ability for viewers to identify the owner of the Sway. This is especially important since sways can be duplicated and re-shared. It is also important to ensure that if we find an out of date Sway that is made broadly available to our company we can identify the owner for updates.

                              8 votes
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                              • The play button doesn't work properly for videos (Edge mobile)

                                The play button doesn't work properly for videos (Edge mobile): it's really difficult to start the video.

                                Works with all other browsers.

                                See attached files.

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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.

                                  9 votes
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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…

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • change font colors

                                      Our school has adopted the use of Sway on a large scale. One issue, however, that we have is that the ability to change font color and size is very limited. As a teacher we would like to make one word a different color than the sentence, for example, so that we could highlight that word, such as a vocabulary term. Thanks for your consideration.

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                                      • Had to reapply for Ann account. I lost what I had created

                                        I would like to know why I lost what I created and sent out to family. I had to reapply all over again for an account. What happened?

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                                        • Have an editable table of contents.

                                          The table of contents does not show enough information to truly help with navigating larger sways. The table of contents should show the fulling heading, rather than just a preview of it.

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