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Embed content in your Sway

You can embed a wide variety of content — including images, video files, audio clips, and maps — from several web sites in your Sway.

  1. Copy the content’s embed code, which you can find by selecting the Share option or its equivalent. The code should look similar to this: <iframe width="560" height="315"… </iframe>.

  2. Click the + icon at the bottom of any existing card.

  3. Click Media, and then select Embed.

  4. Paste your embed code to the new Embed Card that appears in the Storyline.

    Note: If you paste a URL (web address) as your embed code, it must contain the secure prefix https:// instead of http:// or your selected content will not be embedded.

You can also embed a form or embed an Office document in a Sway.

Embed a Sway in another Sway

Want to embed a Sway within a Sway? You can do that, too.

  1. First, open the Sway you want to embed, and click on the Share icon Share icon on the main navigation bar. on the top navigation bar.

  2. Select Get embed code and copy the code that appears in the dialog box.

  3. Next, go to the Sway where you want to embed your content, and click the + icon at the bottom of any existing card.

  4. Click Media, and then select Embed.

  5. Paste your embed code to the new Embed Card that appears in the Storyline.

Supported sites

Sway supports embedding content from the following:

Microsoft sites

  • Microsoft Forms

  • Microsoft Sway

  • Microsoft OneDrive (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents)

  • Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Office Mix

  • Microsoft Pulse

  • Microsoft Stream

  • Microsoft Channel 9

  • LinkedIn Posts

  • SlideShare

  • Flipgrid

Other sites

  • ClickView

  • Esri ArcGIS Online

  • Facebook


  • GeoGebra

  • Giphy

  • Google Calendar

  • Google Docs

  • Google Forms

  • Google Maps

  • Infogram

  • MolView

  • Mixcloud

  • NPR

  • Padlet

  • PhET

  • Planet eStream

  • Poll Everywhere

  • Sketchfab

  • SoundCloud

  • Ted

  • Twitter

  • Vimeo

  • Vine

  • Wizer.Me

  • YouTube

Embedding code from sites not listed here is currently not supported. Please check back periodically to see when additional sites may have been added.

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