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Search for content in Sway

Sway makes it easy for you to insert existing content like pictures and videos from your personal social media accounts or from public sources on the Internet.

For example, you might want to add vacation photos to your Sway that you’ve already posted to your Facebook account, or insert a video from YouTube to help tell your story in Sway.

Do the following:

  1. Open the Sway to which you want to add content.

  2. On the menu bar, click Insert.

  3. On the Suggested menu that appears, you can browse through the content that Sway suggests based on what’s already on your Storyline, or click the specific content source you want to use (for example, OneDrive or YouTube).

    Note: Only the following languages support Suggested Content: English (United States), French (France), Italian, Spanish (Spain), German, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, and Finnish.

  4. When the content source has been selected, type a keyword or phrase into the Search box, and then press Enter to find the content you want. For example, if you selected YouTube as the content source, enter the name or the URL of the specific video you want or a short description of it.

  5. In the search results list, click to select the item (or items) you want, and then click Add. You can also drag and drop the selected item (or items) onto your Storyline.

Tip: You can search for and insert additional content at any time by repeating these steps and selecting the same or a different content source.

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