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. Select Cards on the top navigation bar at the top of your Sway.

  3. Select Embed within the Cards pane, then 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 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 select Cards on the top navigation bar.

  4. Select Embed within the Cards pane, then paste your embed code to the new Embed card that appears in the Storyline.

Supported sites

Sway currently supports embedding content from the following sites:

  • Esri ArcGIS Online

  • GeoGebra

  • Giphy

  • Google Calendar

  • Google Docs

  • Google Forms

  • Google Maps

  • Infogram

  • Microsoft Channel 9

  • Microsoft Docs.com

  • Microsoft Office Mix

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

  • Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Pulse

  • Microsoft Sway

  • Mixcloud

  • Poll Everywhere

  • Sketchfab

  • SoundCloud

  • Vimeo

  • Vine

  • 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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