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New to Sway—recording, closed caption, navigation, autoplay and view counts

We’re proud to announce another round of updates to make your Sway experience even better.

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Making the world more accessible with Sway

Learn how Microsoft Sway is helping one teacher create the world’s largest collection of Ability Guidebooks on Docs.com for students with autism and sight disabilities.

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QuickStarter, audio and new styles in Sway

Last week, we announced the launch of QuickStarter, a new intelligent service that lets you go from the blank Sway canvas to a great, working outline in seconds. —Read on to learn more about QuickStarter and other new features for Sway.

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Sway featured story #3—Planet Labs

Last March, we kicked off our Sway featured series, where we showcase remarkable people and inspirational stories in the Sway medium. Today, we are pleased to feature Planet Labs, a San Francisco–based startup with the mission to send tiny satellites into space to take detailed imagery of earth.

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Sway design tips and new templates

The Sway team takes user feedback to heart—constantly testing and iterating on our user experience. Since we’ve received numerous requests to show you how to navigate through Sway’s style features, we thought it would be helpful to publish some tips to help you make the most out of Sway.

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Sway accessibility milestones

The Microsoft mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we on the Sway team take this mission to heart. As a result, we’ve been working on several features to help users with vision, mobility and cognitive impairments to use Sway in their personal and work lives. All of the following enhancements are now available on the Sway web and Windows apps.

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3 new Sway capabilities for Office 365 subscribers

Office 365 subscribers can add passwords to Sways, enjoy enhanced content limits and remove the informational footer at the end of Sways. —Read on for details.

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Sway featured story #2—“That Dragon, Cancer”

Last month, we kicked off our featured story series with our Sway on Nathan Sawaya. Our second piece features the profoundly moving story of the family behind the video game “That Dragon, Cancer” and the film “Thank You for Playing.”

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Add videos, choose your viewing experience and tell your story in more languages on Sway!

Last month, we came out with the ability to create Sways right from your Microsoft Photos albums and breathe life to your photos through Living Images. Thanks to your continuous feedback, we’ve added several features over the past weeks to make Sways even easier to create and more engaging for viewers.

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Sway featured story #1—”The Art of the Brick”

Part of Sway’s team mission is to empower everyone to bring their stories to life and captivate audiences through a medium that is dynamic, interactive and looks great on any screen. For this Sway blog series, we partnered with Melcher Media to create exemplary pieces that make the best use of Sway’s fluidity and vibrancy—with the aim of showcasing subjects that we think are larger than life.

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Sway integration in Microsoft Photos helps you share your memories as interactive stories, Sway supports Living Images

Sway is now integrated with the Microsoft Photos app! With this update, it’s easier and faster than ever to use the photos and videos on your Windows device to create and share polished, interactive stories of your adventures with family and friends. Sway also now supports Living Images. Read on for more!

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Sway adds access to “Recent” Office documents, support for Power BI and PollEverywhere.com embeds, text editing updates and more!

We’re excited to announce another set of updates this month, which help you more easily find your content, embed new forms of interactive material, adjust text in new intuitive ways and more.

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