Microsoft Brings Co-authoring Feature to Office Sway
In a bid to spur collaboration, Microsoft brings one of its signature Office Web Apps features to its Sway presentation software, one Sway users have been clamoring for.Microsoft is making it easier for Office Sway users to collaborate on their creations. Office Sway is a cloud-enabled application that can be used to build, publish and share mobile- and browser-friendly, interactive presentations. In January, Microsoft released Office Sway for iPhone in the United States and other English-speaking countries after first testing the app in New Zealand and Australia. Despite the many tweaks and integrations Microsoft issued since Sway was first announced in October, users were clamoring for a major collaboration feature that is currently available in the Office Web Apps. In an April 2 Office Blogs post, the Sway team noted that users had been requesting "shared editing in Sway in our feedback channels (such as UserVoice), and that Office has delivered real-time editing and collaboration features for years, allowing people to work together to share their collective ideas." Those pleas are being answered. Microsoft is now rolling out an update that enables co-authoring in Sway, the company announced.
"Simply share an edit link with anyone you'd like to work with," wrote the team. "When your family, friends, classmates or colleagues click the link and log in, your Sway will show up on their 'My Sways' page, too (with an icon indicating it's a shared Sway to help you all stay organized). They can edit the Sway just as you can—and at the same exact time as well."