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Confluence Cloud gadgets are being deprecated

Hello Community,

In one month, on May 14, 2020, we will end support for the following Gadgets in Confluence Cloud:

  • Activity Stream gadget

  • Confluence Page gadget

  • Confluence Quick Nav gadget

  • News gadget

Any existing instances of these gadgets will still work. However, you won't be able to insert them into the legacy editor or the new editor using the macro browser, slash command, or a shortcut key.

ℹ️End of support means that Atlassian will not longer fix bugs related to these gadgets.


Gadgets were designed to allow you to display information dynamically from sources like iGoogle or Jira, for example, in Confluence. The first gadgets were introduced in the early versions of Confluence Server, and much of the technology they used is now obsolete. Since then we have also implemented a number of better ways to display dynamic information using macros and other integration points.

⚠️ If your Confluence site is integrated with a Jira site, any Jira gadgets installed in Confluence ARE NOT IMPACTED by this change. You can continue to insert Jira gadgets into any Confluence page.


Activity Stream gadget

The Activity stream gadget shows a list of recently changed content in your site. We recommend using the Recently Updated macro as an alternative in Confluence. 

Confluence Page gadget

This gadget displays the contents of a Confluence page. We recommend using the Include Page macro as an alternative in Confluence.  

Confluence Quick Nav gadget

This gadget provides a search field that can be used to search for page titles in Confluence. We recommend using the Livesearch macro as an alternative in Confluence. 

News gadget

This gadget previously displayed blogs and other news from Atlassian.


If you have questions or concerns, please comment on this issue.



Is there a way to find out where these gadgets are used so they can be proactively removed?

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An exact date would also be helpful.  Thank you.

I tested on our cloud site at to identify those pages that are using the gadget macros.

According to, the query term macroName:gadget should work.

However, I only managed to get it working using the older dosearchsite page

Screen Shot 2020-05-02 at 1.13.41 PM.png

You can change the link below with your Confluence Base URL which is highlighted in bold to identify the pages


Hope it helps.

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@Hua Soon SIM _Akeles_ This seems to return all gadgets and no easy way from this to see actual gadget name without going and editing each and every returned page. I see lots of other gadgets returned from this result. Another way to get to this is through


and clicking on gadget entry

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Hi @Edward Newman 

Thanks for pointing that out.

I see that https://%confluence%/admin/pluginusage.action will show


macro usage.png

Clicking on the gadget link will redirect to which will show a search listing of the pages containing the gadget macro.

There is still a need to view every returned page. This is because they have the same macro name.

We use the Activity Stream gadget and replacing it with the macro - does not display as nicely.

Hi All,

It's Traci from the Confluence product team.

You can remove the existing gadgets if you'd like, but

"Any existing instances of these gadgets will still work." 

The deprecation, which will happen on May 14th, will only remove the ability to insert new instance of those gadgets.

(cc: @Samuel Valdez

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