Microsoft Sway Adds Recycle Bin, Full Screen Mode In Windows And More

Reading time icon 2 min. read

Readers help support MSpoweruser. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser sustain the editorial team Read more


Microsoft today announced new capabilities for Sway that enhance your experience and increase the ways you can use Sway to create better interactive content.

Recycle Bin:

From now on, when you Sway you delete using Sway on the web, Sway for Windows 10 or Sway for iPhone and iPad, it will go to the Recycle Bin, where you can recover it for up to 30 days. You can see exactly when Sways were deleted and you can select one or multiple Sways to restore to your My Sways page or to delete permanently. You can also choose Empty Recycle Bin to permanently clear all deleted Sways, just like you’re used to on your PC.

Full screen mode in Sway for Windows 10:

You can now view Sways with full screen. When you tap or click Play in the app, the Sway fills the entire screen, with the Windows app chrome and Taskbar hidden. To return to editing mode, simply hit Escape or choose the pencil icon in the top right.

Send to Sway add-in for OneNote:

You can now send your OneNote content to Sway directly from within OneNote, using the new Send to Sway add-in for OneNote (preview). This add-in helps you easily start a new Sway with the images and text from your OneNote 2016 or OneNote 2013 page. Then you can use Sway to keep adding interactive multimedia and produce an engaging, visually compelling story.

Drag and drop support in Windows 10:

Now you can use drag and drop to get images from your PC or tablet right into Sway for Windows 10.

Nested Groups:

Sway on the web and Sway for Windows 10 now both let you nest one group of content in another group. So, you can try out many more formatting combinations for your text, images, videos, maps, charts and more within a given Sway layout you’ve selected.

Apart from these new features, Microsoft has now released Sway in the Chrome Web Store and the Google Play for Education store. Install Sway today in Chrome and on your Chromebook.

More about the topics: apps, download, Full Screen, microsoft, Recycle Bin, Sway, windows 10