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(Updated October, 2020)
I’m Jonno, a Product Manager for the editor in our cloud products. I’m here to announce an exciting editor improvement we’ve been working on called Smart Links.
Smart Links reveal important context about links within a Confluence page (or Jira issue) without leaving that page. View pertinent link information with just a couple of clicks. We currently provide Smart Link views for the following URLs:
We have a whole host of new ones that’ll join the party just around the corner.
There are a few ways to display links going forward, so let me break it down for you.
Smart Links inline view
Hyperlink…but with style! The Smart Links inline view makes your links “pop” on the page. You’ll see the logo from the source of that link, so you quickly have more information about the type of content. When inserting a link to other Atlassian products, you’ll get even more details, like the status of a Jira ticket.
You may have already seen this update in your Confluence site as it rolled out back in 2019. Simply copy and paste the URL directly onto the page, and it will automatically be converted to an inline link. You can also type /link on the page or select the macro from the insert menu in the editor toolbar.
If you thought inline view was cool, just wait. There’s more! Smart Links card view provides even richer detail. You can see a small preview of the content, plus additional information about it. You’ll also start to see actions added to cards over time. Dropbox links already enable you to open a full embedded preview of your file as well as download it, without ever leaving your Confluence page.
Card view is currently rolling out. If you have not seen it already, it should be coming to your site within the next few weeks.
What if you never have to break the flow of work (or leave a Confluence page) to interact with content that lives outside of Confluence? Well, Smart Link embed views help you with that!
Read and edit a Google Drive document, manipulate your Figma file and more, all within a Confluence page. Now that’s efficiency!
For more detail on how Smart Links works, check out our support documentation. Let us know what you think below!