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Add a "Read" or "Acknowledged" button in addition to or in place of "Like" - Confluence


We use the "Like" button on our Wiki by Confluence but not in all cases do we really "Like" the content as developers but need to acknowledge the article as read.  We would like to let the stakeholders or contributors know the article was READ and not just sitting there ignored.  We need an indicator to let them know we have read it and will take it for action per se.  Ideas are to somehow rename "Like" to "Read" or if there is any way to add functionality such as a "Read" link to get a list of all those that have read the document for accountability.  In addition consider a thumbs up/down and voting features but our main goal is to find out  away to let people know it's read.

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Hi @Neal Culiner 

Thanks so much for adding your comment into the Atlassian Community. As @Davin Studer mentioned there are some great tools in the Marketplace to help with having your Confluence content marked as read by your confluence user group. 

If you're looking for a cloud solution, Comalatech has some great news. We recently released Comala Read Confirmations. With Read Confirmations for Confluence Cloud, you can assign team members to read Confluence pages, and keep track of who has read them. 

You can try it for free from the Atlassian Market Place HERE

Best Regards, 

Another use case is a CxO or team leader posts a document for all to read. Need a way to track who read it, i.e. signature type system or view those that read it.


we have released a plugin which should solve problems like this. During January 2019 we are going to release version with a brand new "reading confirmation" feature.

Confluence Readers



Vitek, will Confluence Readers be made available for Cloud instances?

Hi Keith,

the cloud version of the Readers plugin has been on the long-term roadmap.

But... as some more potential customers are asking for this, we are going to update the roadmap. I hope we will be able to release first version during this year, depending on changes which Atlassian announced to the cloud products.

Thank you for understanding.


Hi Vitek, 

Is this feature still in development? I do not see the Readers option when I am in a Confluence article that I have created. 

Hi Christopher,

if you mean the reading confirmation button - yes, there is a feature which enables text-box with a message and buttons on the page. You just need to create reader request (page menu --> Readers) and select respective options. You can check the video here: Readers.

If you mean the Cloud Readers, this is still in dev now.


You could probably do this with the Page Approval or Comala Workflows add-ons. Another option would be to try and do something with a user macro. Stephen Deutsch has a user maco that does something like this that you might be able to tweak to your own needs.

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