Atlassian announces a number of new features for Confluence: “Page Status”, a new way to inform about the status of a page in Confluence and “Related Pages”, this allows to display similar content with related pages. Then Atlassian created the ability to leave emoji reactions on a Confluence page. Also new is the “Quick Edit” feature, which automatically takes you to the last place you were on a page in Confluence. There is also a Confluence Mobile App and – last but not least – Confluence is now also on YouTube.
Page status, a new way to stay informed about Confluence
Atlassian announces a new feature, “Page Status” for Confluence. The page status is a new way to inform about the state of a page in Confluence. It can be used regardless of the life cycle of the page.
Among other things, you can now create and reuse personal workflows. Also, users can now see a list of up to three most recently used page statuses:
- CUSTOM: Very messy, Open to feedback, Finalized
- SUGGESTED: Rough draft, In Progress, Ready for review
Page status is intended to serve as an eye-catcher, indicating to employees and content users when and how they should interact with a page. The feature is currently being rolled out. The Page Status feature will only exist for the cloud and will soon be available for mobile.
> You can find more information about the page status here.
Related pages: Easily find content
“Related Pages” is a smart feature that shows relevant Confluence pages.
Related pages are automatically generated suggestions based on pages that have been previously viewed or organized together. In this way, it is now possible to quickly get an overview of the common work and quickly find relevant articles in a knowledge base, even if the pages are not linked or organized.
This function is enabled by default. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Administrators can disable this feature at the scope level under Scope Settings > Related Pages
- The permissions are respected so that only pages are displayed to which users have access
- When related pages are enabled for an area, contributors can also show or hide the pages on a case-by-case basis
This feature is currently only available for pages, not for blogs. It is not currently available in the Jira Service Management customer portals. Related pages will soon be available in the Confluence Cloud instance.
> You can find more information to Related pages here.
Make pages more engaging with Confluence Reactions 😍
Confluence pages are now more interactive and engaging with Confluence Reactions. You and your team can now choose from dozens of emoji reactions – or create your own. According to Atlassian, a wonderful and interactive way to comment on content in Confluence using emojis.
Instead of just liking or commenting on a page, you and your teammates can now choose from dozens of emoji reactions (including your own).
Confluence Reactions is currently being rolled out for Confluence on the web and soon for Confluence Mobile.
> More information about Confluence Reactions can be found here.
The quick edit: Easier editing of Confluence pages
Editing pages is now even easier. You can use the new feature to quickly get to the place in Confluence where you were last. No “scroll all the way down” as before when you enter edit mode. That’s over now. Quick edit automatically takes you back to where you were last.
This is how you proceed:
- Scroll to the location on a Confluence page that you want to edit.
- Press E or the pencil button and you will be put into edit mode at the desired location.
> You can find more information about quick editing here.
Confluence Mobile: Work from anywhere
The Confluence mobile app helps you capture inspiration wherever you are. So you can take notes – even on the go. You can also import files and images from anywhere. With Confluence Mobile, you have instant access to your team, your projects, and your customers. The Confluence Cloud Mobile app syncs your published work on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
Confluence is now on YouTube ⏯
Atlassian has posted a video about Confluence on YouTube. Whether you want to improve your Confluence skills, bring a new team member on board, or learn how others are using Confluence effectively, this video will explain.
> Click here for the video.
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