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How to insert image from attachments?

In the old editor I was able to insert another instance of an attachment I'd previously added to a page. I can't find any way to do this in the new editor - it always triggers the "file open" dialogue box straight away.

This is cumbersome as I have to redownload the image from the attachments, insert and then delete it again.

Does it compare hashes of the files to ensure it only ever stores the data once, or something?

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Hello @Adam Badura,

Thanks for reaching out to the Atlassian Community!

There are some details about this change in the article below posted by our product manager Owen.

Feel free to add your feedback on the article so Owen will be notified. 

Checking the feature that I shared previously, someone linked to another ticket and, this issue is considered as a Bug and not a Feature. Both are still valid and I linked both so our developers can be aware.

Kind regards,

Hi @Angélica Luz 

Thanks for your response, i've commented and voted on a bunch of tickets regarding the issue already and i don't really see the point to add any more feedback.


Now it's Atlassian's turn to finally stop delaying and bring back the feature that was removed.


Thanks anyway.


Best regards,


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Hello @Andrew McDonald,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

With the recent changes in Confluence, the ability to insert attachments that were previously attached was removed.

For now, it’s only possible to insert files directly from your own machine. 

For more details, please check the ticket and the article below:

There is a feature request suggesting improvements for that:

Please, click on vote and also watch to receive future updates from our product team.

Kind regards,

Thanks @Angélica Luz . Very disappointing to learn the functionality has simply been stripped out. Those tickets date back years - how long and how many upvotes before the feature is reimplemented?

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Hi Andrew,

It will depend on other factors, not only votes and we don’t have an ETA of when a feature will be implemented.

For more details, please check our policy below:

@Angélica Luz Could you please shed some light on the reason why was this removed? I am struggling with editing a page with large numer of attachments and this is really annoying.

I really cannot think of a reason why this was changed.

Very disappointing.


Oh, I don't really think it is a New feature - it was there for years and was removed.


Having stumbled upon this and while working for a client - i'm thinking that i don't want my organization to ever migrate to the cloud version.

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