Keeping track of who changed what and when can definitely be a challenge without the ability to add a comment when updating a page. For some of us, the version comments are a way to keep track of what changed, but for others, these changes are necessary for audits and legal reasons. This is an important feature for a lot of you. We heard you all loud and clear!
Since the look and feel of the new editing experience is different than the legacy experience, we took this opportunity to improve the process of adding a comment. Adding this kind of comment isn’t something that everyone wants or needs to do, so you can find the action in the More actions menu.
You can also open the Publish with version comment pop-up using a keyboard shortcut!
Mac — command + Shift + Enter Windows — Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Once you’ve decided to add a comment to the page or blog you are publishing, you can easily decide if your watchers get notified.
The notification of this change is purposefully separate from the adding of the change comment. While the comment is great for those who want or need to review the page history, notifying all the watchers each time you update a page or blog might be too disruptive to the people watching it. No one needs to get an email that Natalia corrected a few misspellings and updated an image, but for auditing purposes, that could be noteworthy.
As with all cloud features, we’ll start rolling out this feature in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the Atlassian blog to find out when the rollout starts.
Traci WilbanksAtlassian Team
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