Microsoft Sway updated with more languages, Living Images

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A new update to Microsoft’s Sway app has been announced, making it accessible to more people in the world than ever before, and also making the user experience a bit more lively.

For those unfamiliar, Sway is Microsoft’s new addition to the Office suite of productivity apps. Often touted as a “new type of Office app”, Sway is an Azure-powered content creation tool that lets you build a simple website starting with images, and also pull in content from other websites like YouTube, Facebook or OneDrive. The service has apps on Windows, iOS, and Android.

The new update brings support for 14 additional languages to Sway. While there’s no word on exactly what languages have been added, currently, Sway will appear in the native language for people in Azerbaijan, Basque, Galician, Hausa (Latin), and Kiswahili, to name a few more unusual options.


More importantly, the update also brings a new feature to the app: support for Windows 10 Living Images. As the name implies, Living Images allow you to add motion to images to make them more engaging. Previously a staple of the Lumia smartphone series, Living Images came to PC through Windows 10’s Photo app. Now you can utilize the same effect to make your Sway even more attractive.