How to Add Comments in Confluence
If you’re working on a blog or page with other coworkers, Confluence’s comment feature lets you stay in the loop and participate in the conversation. Whether you want to ask a question, request more information, highlight a section, etc., learning how to add comments in Confluence will ease the communication and ensure everyone can keep track of potential changes.
If you’re interested in reading more about comments in Confluence, you’re at the right place. This article will discuss how to use them in the web version and the mobile app.
How to Add Comments in Confluence on a PC
You can add two types of comments in Confluence: page and inline. Page comments are used to refer to the whole page/blog, not a particular section. If you’re revising content, want to make notes about it, create reminders, ask others to offer their opinion, etc., page comments are an excellent tool.
Adding page comments is simple:
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page or a blog post.
- Type your comment into the comment field.
Whenever someone replies or reacts to your comment, you’ll receive a notification about it by default. This option is called “Watch this page,” and it helps you stay in the loop regarding all potential changes.
If you don’t want to receive notifications about the page, follow the steps below to turn them off:
- Open the page or the blog post in question.
- Press the eye icon and unmark “Watch page.”
If you don’t see the option for adding comments, it’s most likely because you don’t have permission to do it. In that case, contact the space admin and ask for permission, as they are the only ones who can change it.
How to Add Comments in Confluence on an iPhone
If you’re using the Confluence iPhone app, you’ll be happy to know you can use it to add page comments.
Here’s how to do it:
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page or blog post where you want to add a comment.
- Type your comment into the field.
Confluence enables the “Watch this page” feature by default, so you’re always notified if someone replies or reacts to your comments or makes any changes to the page/blog post. If you find the notifications annoying or distracting, you can always disable this feature.
Follow the instructions below to disable the “Watch this page” feature:
- Go to the page or blog post for which you don’t want to receive notifications.
- Tap the eye icon and uncheck “Watch page.”
Keep in mind you can only add comments to pages/blog posts if you have the necessary permissions. If you don’t, you won’t see the comment box.
How to Add Comments in Confluence on an Android Device
Confluence enables you to access pages and blog posts using the Android app. If you’re not close to your computer but want to revise some content and notify your coworkers, you can do it by adding page comments.
These comments refer to the page or blog post as a whole. In most cases, you’ll use it to start a constructive discussion with your coworkers, make notes, or revise content before publishing.
Follow these steps to add comments using your Android device:
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page/blog post.
- Enter the comments in the comment box.
You’ll receive notifications regarding the comment and the document in general due to the “Watch this page” option. This feature helps you stay in the loop regarding the spaces you’re a part of. Although this option is enabled by default, you can always disable it:
- Go to the page/blog post in question.
- Tap the eye icon and unmark “Watch page.”
If you don’t have permission to add comments, you won’t see the comment box at the bottom. Contact the space admin regarding this issue.
How to Add Inline Comments in Confluence
Unlike page comments that refer to the whole page/blog post, inline comments are used to point to a specific section.
At the moment, adding inline comments is possible on PC and some mobile devices. Namely, the developers are still working on this feature, which means it’s not available for everyone. It’s important to keep your app updated, and you’ll soon be able to use the option. Nevertheless, we’ll discuss how to do it using both the web version and the mobile app.
It’s important to remember that if you add an inline comment while editing, it will be visible only to those who are also editing. Others won’t be able to see it until you publish the page/blog post, even if you’ve mentioned them in the comment.
Confluence How to Add Inline Comments on a PC
Whenever you want to point to a particular section, it’s best to use inline comments. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the page/blog post where you want to insert an inline comment.
- Double-tap the word or highlight the phrase/sentence that you want to comment on.
- Press “Comment.”
- Enter the comment and press “Save.”
Confluence How to Add Inline Comments on the Mobile App
As mentioned, this feature may not be available for everyone at the moment. If you’re not sure whether you have it or not, check out the steps below. If you don’t see the “comment” option, it means you can’t use your phone to add inline comments for now.
Here are the instructions:
- Open the Confluence app.
- Go to the page/blog post in question.
- Highlight the specific word, phrase, or sentence you wish to comment on.
- Tap “Comment.”
- Type the comment and tap “Save.”
How to Link to an Inline Comment
In addition to creating comments about particular areas of a blog post or page, you can create a link to it and send it to your coworkers, add it to another space, or save it for later.
Here’s how to do it:
- Go to the inline comment and hover over its timestamp.
- Press the link chain icon.
- Copy the comment’s link.
- Paste it to the location of your choice.
You can use the same steps for creating a link to page comments.
Build Your Team’s Confidence With Comments on Confluence
Learning how to add comments in Confluence is an essential tool for communicating with your coworkers. With comments, you can edit and revise a page/blog post before publishing, praise your team, ask them for clarification, etc. You can also choose whether you want to add page comments to refer to the content as a whole or add inline comments to refer to a specific part.
We hope this article helped you learn more about the comments feature in Confluence and how to use it to improve your team’s efficiency and collaboration.
Have you ever used comments in Confluence? What do you use them for? Tell us in the comments section below.