Microsoft has enhanced its new Sway web-based presentation tool with the ability to directly add content from a Bing image search into a Sway document. Users search for whatever they want within the web app, and drag the results they need into their document. In addition to the search capabilities, Sway also integrates with Bing to offer users image suggestions based on the content of the users’ presentation.
There’s an added benefit to the integration as well: anyone who accesses a Sway document with an image embedded from a search will be able to see that picture’s source, along with its licensing terms.
It’s a move that lines up with Microsoft’s current efforts on Office. The company recently announced that it was doing away with the venerable clip art gallery, and instead offering users a Bing image search within apps like Word and PowerPoint.
The Sway app was released as a beta earlier this year. Microsoft is in the process of bringing it to general availability, and said in a blog post that the company plans to add more features to the app before its full launch.