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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. 39 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have a feature to automatically have all pictures full view

      I write a sway newsletter every week and use a lot of photos. I would love to be able to default to all pictures being full view.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Background music

        Add background music that plays automatically on a Sway and you can tell it which sections of the Swat it is applicable to

        1 vote
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          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          8 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • All Microsoft Word Fonts available in Sway

            All Word Fonts available in Sway.
            This would allow greater flexibility for users to personalise their Sways.
            It's particularly useful for business users who must adhere to brand/design guidelines.

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

              7 votes
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              • Audience interaction

                Hello, It would be great to have audience interaction when swaying a presentation. Currently, to have this facility I am embedding chat rooms, poll apps, etc. However, it would be sleeker if these were part of the sway app.

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

                    5 votes
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                    • To add text as the body after the header

                      I would like to add bullet points under a heading in Sway, like a body. I would like to have this feature added...

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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 1 vote
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                        • 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 →
                          • comments

                            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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                            • 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.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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…

                                  18 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • 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.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        21 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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