Update as of June 29, 2020 PST:
More questions or thoughts? Please check out How To: get the most out of the new Confluence navigation and Home . Thank you!
Hi there, Community,
Elaine here from Confluence Product Management. Some exciting changes are coming to Confluence soon that will help you intuitively navigate and get to information faster.
We'll roll out these changes gradually and keep you informed and in control every step of the way. Please review the What to expect next section below to learn about our rollout timeline and experience.
Jira Cloud (Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core) are also rolling out a new navigation. Learn more about the Jira changes here.
First, let’s start with new navigation for Confluence Cloud.
We heard from you that our existing navigation made it difficult for you to easily find your way around Confluence. You may remember in July, we recruited users to give us feedback on a new navigation UI. Thanks to 300 of you who participated! Overwhelmingly, feedback was positive - over 95% of early users preferred the new navigation to the current one.
Since then, we’ve improved upon our navigation prototype and the new experience thanks to input from many of you. We’re excited for you to try the improved navigation. It provides:
Quick access to everything you need in Confluence, your way - the navigation bar is always visible from anywhere, so you can quickly go from point A to point B, however you prefer to navigate.
A more intuitive and discoverable navigation experience - the things you do most, like searching creating pages, and switching between spaces, are intuitively placed at the top with labels to locate easily.
A clear indication of which product you’re in - the product name is always on display, so you know whether you're in Confluence or Jira and can easily switch between them and other Atlassian products.
Learn more here: New navigation documentation.
Home helps you navigate, find information quickly, and get on the same page with your team. It brings together the destinations, content, and activity that's most important to you in one convenient location. Home is where you can start in Confluence and reorient yourself when you’re moving on to a new piece of work.
Get back to where you left off with recent pages - find pages you’ve drafted, recently published, visited, or starred.
Dive into spaces you frequent - navigate to starred and recently visited team, project, and knowledge base workspaces.
Keep up with your team with activity feed - browse a feed of activity happening on your site, with personalized relevant feed coming later.
Want more details? Check out the Home documentation.
We'll continue to roll out the improved navigation and Home gradually over the next few months until June, and we’ll gather your feedback as we go. You may have, and if not, will receive emails and and in-product notifications with advance notice about these changes and more details on what to expect and when.
We are also putting you in control of this change. Once your site receives the new navigation, each of your users will have the opportunity to turn off the new navigation for a period of time. If you do not want your site to automatically receive the new navigation, simply let our Customer Support team know.
I’m an admin of a site, and I will need to communicate this change to my teams. Where can I go to get more information?
As an admin, you will get additional emails about these changes with more information about the new experience. You can use our documentation to help your teams understand the new experience.
We will also be offering an in-product guided tour of the new experience to all end users and admins.
When will my site receive the new navigation?
The new navigation experience has been going through a progressive rollout to make sure customers of various sizes have sufficient time to prepare for this interface change.
Generally speaking, you’ll receive the new navigation experience:
by mid March if your Confluence site isn’t connected to any Jira product.
sometime from April to early June if your Confluence site is connected to any Jira product.
in early June if your Confluence site was created in recent months without the new experience
In any case, admins and users will receive advance notice in product as we approach their site’s rollout date.
How can I stay updated on the progress of the rollout?
We will continue to send you and your team notifications and emails about these changes. We will also use this community post to update you on changes.
I’m an admin of a site, and I need more time to communicate this change to my teams. Can I be excluded from the initial rollout?
Prior to June 29, Yes. If you would like to be temporarily excluded from the initial rollout, please contact Atlassian Customer Support.
As a user, can I postpone the new navigation?
Yes, after we release the new navigation to your site, you will have the ability to postpone using the new navigation for a period of a few weeks. When you're ready for the new nav, you can turn it on from the user profile menu at the bottom left.
If you have comments, questions or feedback, please share with us below. You will also be able to provide feedback in product once you receive the new navigation.
Elaine H_Atlassian Team
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