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Hashtag in Confluence

Hello! Using hashtag in Confidence, it is possible?

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Hi Elena,

Try using labels for the pages, that's the closest to hashtags we have in Confluence.

Yes, we know about it. 

But hashtags can be more useful, because we can find information in all space, and do it in a text.

Maybe we can use plugins for it? 

I think you've missed the point of Sana's answer.  Labels in Confluence do pretty much what hashtags do in other software.

I second the request. See https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-29689

I've commented on main issue for my current use case. It anyway became a de facto standard.

Actually I now am in a position, where I want to put a hashtag on a comment to a Confluence page so that I can find this comment easier later (we are discussing some potential future roadmap feature added to the functionality described in the confluence page).

Putting a label on the page itself won't solve my need.

Labels on a page is the closest you can get. 

Or use the "link to this comment" to put a url that jumps to the comment in whatever tool you use for bookmarks or looking for things.

Yes, I know I can create a confluence page and add links to comments there. It would have been much more intuitive, if I could just use hashtag and that page with list of links to comments is automatically generated for me.

And labels do exactly that.

Can I put label on comment then?

I absolutely need that hashtag. I need the ability to add hashtags for all the references to products or features throughout the documents and have a single widget on a page retrieving all the mentions of the hashtag so I can easily track the information about the product or feature. 

That is exactly the functionality that labels provide.

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ you're wrong - labels are for the entire page. What @Dalia Vazquez and @Zlatin Zlatev wanted is to be able to put hashtags *in specific places in the text* and then look for them.

Labels: page resolution

hashtags: text resolution

I also want to have hashtags - this is very useful and similar to "tags" on onenote

No, that's not what hashtags are.  If you want to put markers in text in the body, then use anchors.

There is no "search for hashtags" in a page.  Labels on a page help people find the page when they are searching, the content of a page is searchable with ctrl-f in most browsers, and all the content is indexed for the page search automatically, so an inline "hashtag" would be of zero use anyway.

That is a fantastic idea for new feature Nic, thanks!

What about hashtags, that of course you can click within text and list related pages.

Once opening a related page, the sentence/paragraph where the hashtag is used should be highlighted to ease context sensitive browsing.

Why not inclure these excerpt in the resulting pages list?

Of course, the hashtags should be included using the # sign and not a fancy macro menu that would destroy the UX.

Bonus: Ability to auto-add the hashtags as labels when used in the page body.

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right @Rudy Dullier - that's exactly what I had in mind. Seems like a very useful feature

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