Sway for iOS is retiring

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Microsoft is retiring the Sway for iOS app December 17, 2018. We’re advising all our valued iOS users to use Sway online at sway.office.com.


With this change, we’re consolidating our Sway experience. Sway online provides the same, most up-to-date feature set across platforms and devices.


All Sways that you have created or edited on Sway for iOS will continue to exist, and you access them on Sway online.


You can use the iOS app until December 17, 2018. After that date, when you open the app you will be greeted with a message directing you to Sway online.


We want to extend the biggest thank you to our iOS users. We appreciate your support of Sway for iOS and look forward to seeing your Sways online.


—The Sway team



Frequently asked questions


Q. What will happen to my Sways?

A. All of your Sways will continue to exist and can be accessed through the web service at sway.office.com. You will also be able to access your Sways on our Windows 10 app, available in the Microsoft Store.


Q. Is Sway for Windows 10 also going away?

A. Not at all! Sway for Windows 10 is a web-hosted app and will continue to exist.


Q. What’s the timeline for retirement for the Sway iOS app?

A. The timeline is as follows:

  • October 19, 2018—The app will be removed from the Apple App Store. Users won't be able to download or update the Sway iOS application anymore.
  • December 17, 2018—The app will stop working. Anyone who attempts to open the app will be greeted with a message directing them to use Sway online.
  • From August and December—Users of the app will receive in-app notifications encouraging them to use Sway online.


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