Windows 10 Photos App Picks Up Sway Integration

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Office, Windows 10 with 0 Comments

Windows 10 Photos App Picks Up Sway Integration

Here’s an update I didn’t see coming: Microsoft has added Sway integration to the Photos app in Windows 10. This means you can now easily convert albums in Photos into interactive Sway stories with just a few clicks.

Better still, for Lumia users: Sway now supports Living Images created with the Windows 10 Mobile Camera app (or older versions).

Here’s how it works,

First, ensure you’ve got the latest version of Photos: you can check manually in the Store app by clicking your profile picture and choosing Downloads and Updates and then Check for Updates.

Then, open an album in the Photos app. At the bottom, you’ll see a new “Tell your story with Sway” tile next to the also-new “Add or remove photos” and “Share this album” options.


When you select that tile, all of the photos in the current album will be sent to Sway. And then Sway will create an interactive web-based story you can share with others. You can also edit the sway, creating ” interactive photo stacks, comparisons, slideshows and more,” Microsoft says, adding “a variety of other interactive multimedia, such as maps, tweets, Vines, charts and more.”


You can do this from the web version of Sway, or by using the Sway app for Windows 10.


Additionally, Microsoft has added support for Living Images, which arrived on the Windows phone platform about four years before Apple re-invented it for the iPhone 6S. So any Living Images you add from OneDrive or a Windows 10 device will appear as, well, living images in your sways now.

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