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How to enable inline comments, while site comments remain disabled?

Hi everyone,
we as a company have decided, that we do not want to use the comments section at the end of a page. While disabling this function we still want to keep the inline-comments active, though. 
Unfortunately it seems like Confluence Cloud does not give us this option. 

Is there a workaround for this issue? 

Kind regards

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Hi @Jennifer Schuster ,

Yes, Jennifer, you're right, once you disable Comments permissions on a space level, users aren't able to leave both inline and page comments within this space. However, a workaround might be found in the Talk - Advanced Inline Comments for Confluence app. Once you disable Comments permission to switch off the comment section on a page, you can leave inline comments (talks) with our app. You only need Pages or Comments permissions to leave them.


Moreover, the app has a feature to restrict viewing for the comments on a space level or/and for the specific comment thread. Say, you want your comments to be visible only internally. You can set space permissions for the comments only for a group or/and users who can view them. However, any user who can make comments can change restrictions for specific comment threads.

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But it's available only for DC and Server.

Hi Irina, 
thank you for your reply. Seems like choosing Confluence cloud really wasn´t the best choice for our needs as a company. =/ 

@Jennifer Schuster You're welcome:) Definitely, Cloud has certain disadvantages:(

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