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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Please note that the Sway Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your submission is subject to the UserVoice License Terms.

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  1. Autogenerate a preview thumbnail for links

    When adding a link to Sway, add content/media from the site like Facebook or Twitter does when you post a link on their sites.

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      3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Group of pictures that will cycle endlessly

      I had to make a GIF for that.

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        1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Phone Reader view of a Sway (to enlarge text)

        Sways currently appear with "squint print" on Windows phones such as my Lumia Icon. A "Reader" view of Sways would help people who have a hard time dealing with tiny fonts.

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          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          There is now a text level adjuster for the author of the Sway under Design → Customize. In the future, we may also allow viewers to edit the text size of any Sway they’re currently looking at.

        • Sort or filter content in OneDrive

          Having > 1000 pictures in one onedrive folder, it's kinda impossible to find the ones I want to embed into a sway. So please add options as they are available in onedrive (list/thumbnails) and allow sorting by name, size, date (ascending & descending) and as in onedrive, allow storing the sort type. And maybe even add a filter for date, to limit display to a specific period.

          32 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            You can now use the search bar to search the metadata of your OneDrive content to help find what you need! We’ll keep this idea open though to track actually creating filters like you describe. Thanks for the feedback!

          • Sway library

            A Sway library to store, find and (re)use Sway templates and earlier used Sway cards.

            10 votes
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              Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The ability to upload larger images

              The first thing I tried was uploading a 5MB image from shutterstock. It failed miserably.

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                1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ideal sway output

                it would be awesome and amazing if sway could enable me to have same effects as this website.
                http://www.asus.com/my/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_Transformer_Book_T100TA/overview/

                thanks

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                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Preview and edit media before insertion

                  It would be good if you could preview and edit media content instead of just entering it in.

                  11 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Delete multiple Sways simultaneously

                    Please allow me to delete multiple sways at one time. I had to delete each sway individually. It would make the experience of organising my sways much easier.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support various nokia photo types

                      I would love to be able to include my photosynths, nokia refocus, nokia panorama, nokia cinemagraphs and blink cliplets to sway

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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • YouTube thumbnails

                          More of a question than an idea. When we insert a YouTube video, the thumbnail looks blurry. Is Sway grabbing the custom thumbnail presented by YouTube, or finding a random frame to use in the video as the thumbnail?

                          11 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve (slow) loading time/start-up performance...

                            The initial display of a Sway takes quite long time to display (as compared to a conventional web page)

                            Please improve Sway initial display start-up time. Especially on mobile devices with less CPU power. Some sort of server caching for the initial page view would be really appreciated.

                            19 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add pinterest as resource

                              Pinterest could be a great resource for images and optionally the content associated with the image.

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Refresh OneDrive Photo Listing

                                I was uploading new photos from Lightroom to OneDrive, to get them visible in Sway, I had to keep navigating in and out of the OneDrive folder to refresh. A button would be great.

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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 4 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Set photo as background image for entire Sway

                                    It would be great if the user could set a custom background (e.g. a photo or color) which is always shown as the background. Text and other content in a Sway would appear in front of this background.

                                    34 votes
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                                      Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Select all / deselect all button in Add Content Pane

                                      I wanted to test how clever Sway is when you put bunch of photos so I picked one of my trips folder in OneDrive and have found out that I need to manually select all photos one by one.

                                      It would be great to have a button for selecting all files in current folder.

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime, here’s something that might help: with a keyboard, you can use shift+select to select the last item in a folder after selecting the first to quickly select all items. After you’ve made some selections, a “clear selection” option is available.

                                      • Choose background color on header card

                                        in adition to background image on a header, also have a color wheel for choosing solid colors

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                                        • Attribution at end of Sway (bibliography, works cited, etc.)

                                          If we can pull in content from other areas with a sway would it be possible to have an attribution page at the end of the Sway giving credit to the pulled content source?
                                          Can you pull in a series of blog posts via a RSS feed or maybe podcast and/or YouTube feeds? Seeing many possibilities for educational use.

                                          34 votes
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