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How to grant permission to Manage Watchers in Confluence

I want to grant permission to an individual to Manage Watchers to his Space in Confluence.  He cannot Add Watchers now.

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I also do not see where one can enable permissions for "Manage Watchers".  This is a useful feature to have for all users, not just admins.

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Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 16, 2020

The user will need the space admin permission to manage watchers on pages in his space. If you are the Confluence site-admin, you can go to the space, then Space Settings. Click on the Permissions tab and the Edit Permissions button (there are two, one to add groups, one to add individuals.)

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... then what? I don't see anything that says anything about watchers.

Esther Strom Community Leader Apr 14, 2022

Once a user has the space admin permission for a given space, they can add watchers to individual pages. It's not a separate permission; you must be a space admin to be able to add watchers. 

From the individual page watchers management, you can also add or remove watchers on the entire space the page lives in.

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It would be a lot nicer if this worked as it does in Jira, where it can be granted to anyone to have permission for modifying Watchers.  I do not want to make people space admins just so they can assign watchers on documents.

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This is ridiculous. Even as a Confluence-Adminstrator I cannot manage watchers?

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